Wednesday, December 29, 2021

Families growing more food

Due to Covid, most of our families have reduced incomes, and some none at all. This has brought about creative thinking and actions to help them make ends meet. Many of our families are using all the land they own to grow food, with others borrowing land to do this and then giving produce in exchange. 

We really love seeing the effort most of the families are making towards solving this major financial issue.


Saturday, December 18, 2021

Climate change and flooding

CEF's Thuy Dinh shares about how climate change is affecting our CEF families:

We have to admit that climate change globally has already had observable effects on the environment. Glaciers have shrunk, ice on rivers and lakes is breaking up earlier in the year, and trees are flowering sooner too. The predicted climate changes are now occurring: loss of sea ice, accelerated rising sea levels, and longer, more intense heat waves. No country is able to avoid natural disasters, including Vietnam. 

Over recent years central Vietnam has witnessed and has been suffering a lot due to bad weather that has resulted in much flood damage and landslides. Although the floods this year were not serious like the year before, CEF had to cancel home visits in order for us staff to stay safe. Moreover, the precipitation focused on the end of year, the most important time for CEF’s families to do farming and cultivation. The rice seedlings, vegetables, peanuts, and other produce got damaged. The families were very upset with this loss, as already their finances had been affected by the lockdowns, businesses shutting down and the restrictions of movement due to Covid-19.

This year is coming to an end. We are hoping that 2022 turns out to be a lot better than 2021! Happy New Year!

(Photos are on the street of one of our students in Dai Loc in October)