Why Vietnam


Vietnam was invaded and brutalised over a 30-year period , after which it spent 20 years in an economic wilderness, isolated by the major western powers. It has a great deal of catching up to do, and it needs a hand in some areas.

Over 2 million Vietnamese people fled the country becoming known as the boat people, but some 200,000-400,000 (UNHCR figures) died during their journey. The survivors have contributed enormously to their new countries and Platypus is delighted at signs of support for its projects from the local Vietnamese communities.

Platypus Charity’s focus is on building a better future for the children of Vietnam and their families through education and targeted anti-poverty programs.

Rest assured, Platypus is committed to its mission to change the lives of those most in need. Your donation will be put to very good use. All donations over $2 are tax deductible.

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