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Thua Thien-Hue (VNA) – The central province of Thua Thien-Hue has received social welfare projects funded by the US and Germany, with combined investment of nearly 87,000 USD.

A 1.125 billion VND (49,500 USD) project was funded by the US’s The Compassion Flower organization which aims to support poor locals and students in the province to improve their living conditions and access to health care.

Along with caring for poor elderly people and providing scholarships to local students, the province will also improve the environment and develop education and health care.

The project’s activities include organising health check-ups and presenting gifts to the needy in Huong Thuy commune, Nam Dong and Phuc Loc districts, holding a writing and reading class for about 80 adults in Phu Vang district, and offering about 500 scholarships to poor students across the province.

The project will also give presents to local households hit by the recent flood, along with 400 poor families in remote areas, while helping some localities access clean water and organise tailoring training courses for poor women.

Meanwhile, the Courage e. V association of Germany has provided 851 million VND (37,444 USD) to support about 60 poor and single women in Huong Tra town through providing husbandry training courses, building about 30 pig farms for them and providing pigs and pig feed.-VNA