House built with human kindness
  • By Cong Binh-Khanh Hien | | August 15, 2013 05:29 PM

DTiNews and its readers have just helped to build a house for an old woman in central Quang Nam Province.


 Local authorities give housewarming present to Ly

60-year-old Le Thi Ly in Hoa Binh Village, Duy Phuoc Commune has been living in a deteriorated house which might easily collapse under a heavy rain. Ly often has to take refuge in her neighours' houses until the rain stops.

"My husband died in 1974 so I lived with my daughter here until she married. Now I do odd jobs here and there for some income." she said.



 Nature has damaged the house over the years

The house was not as bad before but rainstorms and falling trees have further damaged the house. Ly tried to fix it temporarily but rain would always wash away her efforts. Ly refused to go to live with her daughter's family because not only is her daughter very poor, but she also has to take care of her little kid.

On August 14, DTiNews gifted Ly the house she had wished for with help from kind readers.

Leader of the Quang Nam Province's Study Encouragement Association, authorities of Duy Phuoc Commune and representatives from VBL Company, sponsor of this project, also arrived to give the house to Ly.


 Ly receives new house

"We want to give our sincerest thanks to the readers, who have helped to build houses for Ly and other disadvantaged people." Pham Thi Minh Chien, President of Quang Nam Province's Study Encouragement Association said. "This is the first house DTiNews' readers have helped to build in Quang Nam Province. We hope this spirit of kindness will spread and more houses will be built here."

Le Dao, Vice Chairman of Duy Phuoc Commune People's Committee, said they have many deteriorated houses so this is a great help to the commune's limited budget.



 The deteriorated house

After one month, the house was finished, bringing with it much joy for Ly and her family. "Our hearts bled every time we visited her. But now we are so happy and grateful to DTiNews' readers, as well as the concern shown by local authorities, who have helped to make this dream come true." Ly's son-in-law Tran Hung, said.

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