The Cargill Cares charity fund raised over 7 billion VND (334,000 USD) for the disadvantaged at its 16th charity festival held at the Suoi Tien cultural Park in Ho Chi Minh City on July 30.

Of the sum, 3.1 billion VND was contributed by some 4,500 visitors through an auction of agricultural products. The remaining 4 billion VND came from the Cargill Vietnam Co. Ltd and the US-based Cargill Inc.

After 15 years of operation in Vietnam, Cargill Cares had raised over 48 billion VND to support flood victims, poor students, students in mountainous and isolated areas, as well as disadvantaged children.

The fund had so far financed the building of 45 schools in remote areas across the country./.