Project Description

Heartbeat Vietnam VinaCapital Foundation

The life saving fund for poor children with heart defects in Vietnam.

There are thousands of children in Vietnam who are waiting for a chance to be a normal, happy child. Children with heart disease miss out on childhood. They can’t dance, they can’t run and many can’t walk across the room without help. Without surgery, the child’s life is full of medicines, constant doctor visits and hospital stays. Every episode puts the family deeper in debt. Every year without surgery puts the child further behind in school… and in life.

At any given time, there may be as many as 10,000 children waiting to receive surgery in Vietnam. Many of these children die whilst waiting for help. VinaCapital has made a commitment to match 100% of any donation made by Helping Hand Helping Hearts, and matched donations go directly to the child’s hospital bill. VinaCapital group pays for all of the foundation’s overhead and administrative costs so 100% of the donation goes directly to their program work. Through their matching funds agreement with local government and community partners, it costs just $1,700 for Helping Hand Helping Hearts to save a child’s life and give them a chance at a better future.

Support:       Financial