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Phu Tho (VNA) – International volunteers from Habitat for Humanity have joined the “Vietnam Big Build 2016” project to build houses for 20 poor families in Tam Nong district, northern Phu Tho province.

The project drew the participation of more than 200 volunteers from Singapore, Hong Kong, Japan, Australia, United States, New Zealand and Vietnam.

On the occasion, Habitat for Humanity also supports 45 million VND (2,000 USD) for families of the project.

Habitat for Humanity is a non-government organisation which has operated in Vietnam for 15 years. The organisation supported more than 13,600 low-income households nationwide.

In Phu Tho, the organisation carried out some projects to build and repair houses, construct clean water and environmental sanitation works, and provided community-based training course for families from difficult backgrounds in Yen Lap and Cam Khe districts.-VNA