Closing of “Better Living for Rural Communities in Mekong Delta” project:
Bayer contributes to advanced livehood and healthcare for people in need
Hau Giang province, August 11th, 2019 – Bayer Vietnam in collaboration with Anh Duong Community Development and Support Center (referred to as Anh Duong) today hold the Closing Ceremony to close the three-year project named “Better life for rural communities in Mekong Delta”.
Kicked-off in 2016, the project aims to provide local people in Hau Giang with practical support to enhance their livelihoods, living and healthcare standards.
The ceremony to close the three-year project named “Better life for rural communities in Mekong Delta”
25% annual income increase for local households
As a result of a successful implementation, the “Better life for rural communities in Mekong Delta” project has provided 680 households with an increase of almost 25% annual income thanks to advanced agriculture models at home such as cultivation, livestock, aquaculture, etc. and other individual business households.
Apart from that, more than 100 workshops have been conducted for more than 2,260 local participants to provide them with advanced knowledge on environmental hygiene and farming techiniques. In addition to financial support for individual business households, the project offers local people with free health care and installation of biogas, water purifying and sanitary system to ensure a healthy living environment.
“Thanks to the cooperation with Bayer, the project can now benefit for more people. It is our pleasure to see that together we can provide them with pratical support that really aims to a better life,” said Ho Thi Kim Chuc, Director of Anh Duong Community Development and Support Center.
At the closing ceremony, Anh Duong and Bayer also presented 28 local underprivileged households with sets of daily necessities.
Lynette Moey, MD of Bayer Vietnam (first from right) presented local underprivileged households with sets of daily necessities
High volunterism in hands-on activities
After the closing ceremony, volunteers from Bayer and Anh Duong joins together in three hands-on activities including harvesting vegetables in net houses, growing okra and collecting material for organic fertilizer composting. Apart from that, Bayer sponsors the organization of the free health check-ups conducted by doctors from Thien Tam Charitable Organization from Hochiminh City for more than 500 local people in need. Prescribed medicine and daily necessities are also presented to the patients.
Prescribed medicine and daily necessities are also presented to the patients.
“Our Bayer volunteer team comes from different divisions but we share common passion and voluntary spirit. This day is meaningful to each of us since thanks to this opportunity, we have experienced that there are still people in rural areas in need. It motivates us to keep up with voluntary works to make our contribution to a better life for them,” said Nguyen The Thien, a Bayer volunteer from Consumer Health Division of Bayer in Vietnam.
Volunteers from Bayer and Anh Duong are helping local people to harvest vegetables growing in net houses as part of the project
“I would like to thank you Anh Duong and Bayer to support me with the model of vegetable planting in net houses. The succesfull of this model really helps our family have a better income and with that we now can afford for many living expenses,” said Vo Trung Dinh, Luong Tam ward, Long My district, Hau Giang province, one of the families benefited from the project.
Volunteers joins together in collecting material for organic fertilizer composting
“I am very happy to see that our project has stayed true to its name and objectives by providing local households disadvantaged here with a better life. Today is especially a meaningful day when we can engage all volunteers in hands-on activities to provide practical support for local people, such as free heath check and medicine delivery, building agriculture models at home, etc.,” said Lynette Moey, Managing Director of Bayer Vietnam.
“All of this means a lot to us at Bayer as this year, we are celebrating our 25-year anniversary in Vietnam. It has been our continual journey of dedication and commitment to provide high quality healthcare and better life for Vietnamese.”
Support to grow okra, one of meaningful activities of the Bayer Volunteering Day
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