Narrow the Gap Fund 2012: Focus on Women

The power of community,

or how you helped transform the lives of disadvantaged women and girls in HCMC.

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Remember December 2012. A typical month of a typical year. And yet one day stands out. The day when people in our city came together to show their support for the vulnerable women and girls in HCMC. That day was LIN Community Event for Women, December 15, 2012.

Leading to the Event, 14 corporate and over 20 individual sponsors in HCMC together collected VND 150.000.000. This amount was matched in full (VND 150.000.000) by the Global Fund for Community Foundations. The guests at LIN Community Event voted to determine how the funds will be distributed between three wonderful projects run by local not-for-profit organizations, HCMC Deaf Association, The Tinh Than Network, and Khanh Hoi Social Center for Orphans, each helping women and girls in difficult situations.

Six months after LIN Community Event, we are proud and happy to share with you the results of the three projects and the change they brought along. We hope that these examples will serve as a proof that by coming together and by joining our resources and skills we can make our city a better place for all.

And if you feel inspired to continue supporting positive change in our city, we invite you to attend LIN’s Narrow the Gap Community Event on September 15! This time, the event will present programs helping vulnerable children in HCMC and it is designed to be a fun and meaningful Sunday for adults and children alike. To learn more about the event, please click here.

 

Thank you for believing that together we can build a strong community!

LIN Team

1st Prize – Deaf Community of Ho Chi Minh City received 84 votes during LIN Community Event and the grant of nearly VND 140 mln. The organization’s Dream is a world where no women, including women with hearing impairment, have to face domestic violence! To learn more about this project click here.

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2nd Prize – The Tinh Than Network received 73 votes during the Event and the grant of VND 100 mln. The Network’s Dream is a world where no woman and her children have to live in poverty! To learn more about this project click here.

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3rd Prize – Khanh Hoi Social Center for Orphans received 24 votes during the Event and the grant of VND 50 mln. The Center’s Dream is a world where no teenage girl’s life is shattered by an early pregnancy or abortion. To learn more about this project click here.

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