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Meet the Luongs

The Luongs are hardworking and devoted parents to their three children, but without access to resources to further their development, they struggled to support their young family before Plan arrived. Thanks to your support, everything changed.

Mr. Luong jumped at the chance to become a village officer to help with the implementation of community projects, and he and his wife immediately signed up for a Household Economic Development Plan (a plan of action to identify and address the family’s needs) so they could build their own blueprint for creating a better life.

A snapshot of development for one family thanks to Plan and the support of Community Sponsorship donors.

The Luong family in 2012

“I will strive to get my family off the ‘poor households’ list,” Mr. Luong told us at the time. “As a village officer, I will set a good example to others.”

Three years and a lot of hard work later, the Luongs have delivered on that pledge, becoming role models for their community. Mr. Luong was even elected as the secretary of his village's political party in 2012!

A snapshot of development for one family thanks to Plan and the support of Community Sponsorship donors.

The Luong family nearly three years later

Thanks to a wide range of livelihood and agricultural programs enabling families to lead their own development, the Luongs have increased their household income by expanding crops, improving yields, breeding livestock, and building a 50m2 fish pond with 1,000 fish.

A snapshot of development for one family thanks to Plan and the support of Community Sponsorship donors.

A dedicated husband at the health station with his wife in 2013.

The journey hasn’t been without its setbacks. Mrs. Luong fell ill and was hospitalized for some time just over a year ago. Thankfully, she has since made a full recovery and with the family’s increased financial security they got through a difficult year, keeping food on the table and their children in school.

A snapshot of development for one family thanks to Plan and the support of Community Sponsorship donors.

Nhot looks forward to a bright future.

All you have to do is look at their smiling faces today to know how much this change has meant to them. The family's eldest daughter Nhot, who has grown and flourished over the past three years, is great evidence of the family’s progress. With a new primary school nearby, she is an ardent student who wants to be a teacher one day. Thanks to you, she is on her way.

Take a moment to meet more families in our photo-rich story!

 

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