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Vinh Long 7 August 2019
To: Eyes of Compassion Relief Organization (EOCRO)
Dear Mrs. Dieu Lieu Ton-Nu,
I would like to thank all members of the organization, specially thanks Ms. Dieu-Lien who has coached and mentored me for more than 5 years, to become a social work volunteer.  Ms. Dieu Lien has provided us, the young generation in Vietnam, an opportunity to work closely with disadvantaged and poor people in order to understand their hardship and to help alleviate their suffering.
I am writing this letter with the hope that EOCRO and Ms. Dieu Lien could help people in a village of Vinh Long who have been enduring many difficulties in lives.
There are 36 families with about 100 people in this village of Vinh Long who must walk on a muddy, extremely bad condition road every day.   Many young kids use this road to go to school.   During the dry reason, there are lots of dust polluting the air, when the raining season comes, a thick wet mud covers the road, making it slippery, and posing dangerous condition for people riding bicycles on this road as a mean of transportation.
Most people in this village are poor and could not afford to have this road fixed probably.  Instead, they only could buy charcoal, break into small pieces and pour them on the road, to make it less muddy.   This year, when the raining season came, villagers bought gravels from construction builders to cover the road, made it less slippery and less hazard for people going to work and for kids going to school.  However, only after a couple of weeks, most of the gravels have gone deep into mud, a part of them fell to the sides and to the river band. The situation could not be improved.

The villagers hope to have a road, which is not neccessary big or nice, just a simple and safe road for everyone to use. The problem is that people in this village and local government could not afford to build a new road; but keep fixing it temporarily does not help either. After a short period after fixing, the road is back to the bad condition.
My father and I have come to the village and investigated.  This deteriorating road is 500 meters long.  The cost to fix is 250,000,000 VND (labor plus material cost 500,000 VND per meter).  The villagers could work with constructors as helpers to reduce the cost of labor.
There are 36 households, each contributed around 200,000 VND.  Some poor families contributed a smaller amount of money or a few days of labor.  The others, who could afford more, contributed an extra amount to make it up.  Total contribution is 72,000,000 VND.  Local government contributed 80,000,000 VND.
With the total amount of 150,000,000 VND collected so far, we still do not have enough to build this road.  I hope you and the organization could help us an amount of 100,000,000 VND, so the project could start.   This will make the dream come true for many people living in this village: a safe, clean road for children to walk to school, villagers will not worry about any mishap could happen any time.
Finally, I wish you and all members of EOCRO good health, happiness and peace.  Enjoy Vu Lan Buddhist festival.
Regards,
Huynh, Minh Tuan,

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