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Your dedication to the mission of Pearl S. Buck International is so important. Your generosity is instrumental in helping children in need become successful young adults and break the bonds of poverty that have hindered their families for generations.

Please enjoy the Success Stories and Program Updates below to see how you are changing lives.


Orphan Finds Support and Success Through Child Sponsorship

Sad Beginnings for Ngoc

Ngoc and her older sister were abandoned by their parents as very young children before being taken in to live in Tay Dang Orphanage—Ngoc was only two years old. When she first came to the orphanage, she looked so piteous and pitiful. In the beginning, Ngoc and her sister were so shy and scared that they cried all day and called for their father.

New Life in the Orphanage

Since then, the two sisters have been cared for lovingly by the housemothers. Eating and sleeping better helped Ngoc to get healthy and grow strong. Thanks to the sincere love of the housemothers and her foster siblings, Ngoc quickly became accustomed to the living environment of the orphanage.

Tay Dang Orphanage

Tay Dang Orphanage has been supported by Pearl S. Buck International for over 30 years. With the sponsorship and support of donors and child sponsors, Ngoc and many other children get to live in beautiful houses with housemothers in a safe environment filled with love. Since she came to the orphanage, Ngoc has grown up healthy, obedient, and agile, blossoming into a beautiful young lady. She is a very gifted dancer and singer. Taking part in social events helped her feel more active and confident about better integrating into the community. Currently, she is in Grade 8 at Tay Dang Secondary School. Every day, she rides her bike two kilometers to school, where she studies hard to achieve good grades. She has won the title of Advanced Student and Good Student with Good Behavior over her seven years of school. She hopes to one day fulfill her dream of being a teacher.

The Support of a Loving Sponsor

After coming to the orphanage, Ngoc became sponsored through Pearl S. Buck International—her sponsor family not only supports her both physically and mentally but also encourages her to overcome obstacles in life. They exchange encouraging letters that create an intimate bond despite living on opposite sides of the world from each other. Ngoc is also grateful for the cash gifts from her child sponsor, which she has set aside in a savings account for tutoring classes to help her improve her studies and also for the future once she leaves the orphanage. Ngoc understands that the best way to help herself and repay the love and care of her dedicated housemothers and her respected sponsor is to study hard, do well in school, graduate, and make a successful career for herself.

Bright Future for Ngoc

During her 11 years living in the orphanage, Ngoc has benefited and learned a lot from PSBIV projects—learning IT, practicing life skills, and preventing COVID-19, all made possible by generous donors. Both the spiritual and material support from child sponsorship have made Ngoc more confident, feel more loved, and become more determined to make something of her life and achieve her goals. With the great support of PSBIV and her child sponsor, Ngoc will certainly have a successful future.

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