Charity to use web donation page hinh anh 1Hieu Ve Trai Tim Fund aims to finance heart surgeries for poor children (Source: VNA)
HCM City (VNA) – Hieu Ve Trai Tim (Understanding the Heart) Fund, which funds heart surgeries for children, launched a social networking website on March 25 to raise donations.

Pham Gia Chi Bao, an actor and the fund’s chairman, speaking about the need for, said the old ways of raising donations through banks, cash, or text messages are inconvenient.

They are time-consuming and put off people who seek to donate small sums, he pointed out.

The website has tied up with three e-wallets Momo, Ngan luong, and Webmoney to make the donation process easy.

"Many individuals solicit donations to help disadvantaged people, especially on Facebook, but many would-be donors are uncertain if their money would reach the needy," he said.

The fund is audited by KPMG.

The website has a programme called Ngoi nha trai tim (House of Heart), which offers a forum for charity organisations, companies, the media, artists, and anyone seeking to raise money for charity.

The fund and its partners will certify the purpose and receipt of money by the intended beneficiaries.

“All donations to the fund will be made public,” Bao said.

The fund’s administrators will begin a trip in August to all 63 cities and provinces to reach out to potential donors.

In 2010-15 the Hieu Ve Trai Tim Fund raised 33 billion VND (1.47 million USD) and funded 1,400 heart surgeries for poor children, organised the annual Mid-Autumn Festival for 16,500 children, built 47 ‘gratitude’ houses, sponsored nutrition programmes for 1,700 disadvantaged students in remote areas, and gave scholarships to 105 students.-VNA