Thai Nguyen (VNA) – Some 5 billion VND, or approximately 224,500 USD, was donated by Samsung Electrics Corporation to support vulnerable rural people in Habitat for Humanity Vietnam’s project “New home – New hope”.

The Republic of Korea-based company and the non-profit housing organisation had a meeting in northern Thai Nguyen province on May 11 to review the project which began in December 2014.

Through the project, ten new houses have been constructed for underprivileged people in the province’s Pho Yen district where Samsung’s mobile phone manufacturing facility is based.

As many as 41 existing houses have been repaired or renovated while 40 vulnerable families have received support to install water and sanitation systems.

In addition, some five kindergarten and primary school classrooms have been renovated in Phuc Thuan commune of the district while two primary schools in Thanh Cong commune have been equipped with drinking water systems.

Samsung has sent nearly 100 Korean and Vietnamese volunteers to help with the work.

It has also supported local educational and environmental projects, orphans, people with disabilities and the elderly.

Founded in 1976, Habitat for Humanity has been devoted to building “simple, decent, and affordable” housing for poor people all over the world.-VNA