First off I would like to thank those who are generous enough to help bring my goals to life.
My name is Donna Nguyen and I am of Vietnamese origin, borned and raised in a small village in the South of Vietnam. At the age of nine, my family and I were blessed enough to escaped poverty and immigrated to Canada. This was all thanks to the hardships my dad had to endure during his refugee journey to the west. I am 25 years old now and until this very day, I never had the chance to visit my mother country. It had always been on my "to-do" list along with "volunteering abroad" but each time I think about it, I start to sweat over the amount it cost to do such a trip. And that was it. It stopped me from pursuing any further.
However, this time I decided to just go for it. Even if I don't have the funds right now, I am determined to make it happen and through your help and my hard work, I believe my goals can be accomplished.
The project that I signed up for and was approved is with Global Volunteer Network, a very reputable non profit organizations that has been around for years. Many others and I will be taking care of orphans, street childrens, and abused children at an orphanage. It is something I wanted to do for a very long time and I know that there's no other place to start but from home. I believe that no matter what the circumstances are like for these children, we can help make a difference in their lives. Even if it is just for a year, a month, or a day. It's the wanting to help that drives this world and it is what keeps it sane. And I want to be a part of that sanity.
I would appreciate any donations that enables me to start my journey. I am blessed to know I have the power to change the lives of others and myself, and I hope you can feel that blessing as well.
Thank you so much for your time.