2014 Annual Report - VinaCapital Foundation


2014 Annual Report - VinaCapital Foundation
The VinaCapital Foundation
Annual Report
Letter from the CEO
Impact Statement
Children have been saved
with a heart surgery
Pieces of capacity building equipment
to hospitals in Vietnam with a value of
over $820,000
Medical professional have been trained
Children received free health care
through outreach clinic
“It is not the strongest or the most
intelligent who will survive but those
who can best manage change”
Charles Darwin
Dear Friends,
The eighth year of operation for VCF was one
of excitement and challenges as our team was
forced to adapt to a changing world, increasing
needs, and greater competition for decreased
funding. If one considers impact and income as
criteria for successful adaption this last year, the
VCF team did very well.
• Building leadership capacity for disadvantaged
but exemplary ethnic minority girls with
scholarships and mentoring.
Although Vietnam has moved forward out of
“developing” to “emerging” status as a nation,
there are still 20 million very poor people who
need help, most in the western rural regions of
the country. The poorest of the poor, the ethnic
minority population, represents 13 Million
of these poor people. VCF is committed to
continuing our work here, especially in these very
poor regions of the country where access to any
health care is a monumental challenge.
• reaching the primary care doctors with
training and mentoring in Critical Response:
Emergency Care and Survive to Thrive Neonatal
• marching as fast as possible from saving 4000
to saving 5000 children with heart defects with
life saving surgery
• enticing other corporations to join Talisman,
HSBC, KY International, and VietNam Works
in funding college education for exemplary
ethnic girls and
• financing VCF’s efforts in capacity building
through training and equipment donations.
Our work will continue in our four areas of focus:
Children saved through the use
of crash carts
• Improving access to care for the underserved
which includes poor children with heart defects,
tumors and disabilities. We focus on cases
that need surgery and do not deny care to the
difficult cases- in fact, we fight hardest for these
unfortunate children.
• Increasing capacity for quality care in pediatric
specialties including pediatric emergency care,
neonatal care, intensive care and cardiac care,
through training and mentoring as well as
equipment donations.
• Investing in Impact.
The challenges in the coming year will include:
We are grateful for your friendship and support
and hope you will remain committed to the
work of VinaCapital Foundation.
All the best,
Robin King Austin
CEO, Director Executive
Have a heart, give a heart
With matching funds from provincial government organizations, and insurance
coverage, the cost to a donor to save a child’s life with heart surgery is just
Chronic diseases don’t observe the boundaries of geography or economics,
but the treatments often do. In Vietnam, where many families earn only a few
dollars per day, specialized pediatric health care is beyond their grasp.
Poor children in Vietnam suffer with no hope as their families lack funds
and access to medical care and the associated transportation. VinaCapital
Foundation is beginning to look at solutions for all chronic diseases in children,
but our focus since inception has been children with congenital heart disease.
Heartbeat Vietnam By the numbers
For just $1,000
you can save a
child and prevent a
needless death
The cost of heart surgery for a child in Vietnam
ranges from $1,000 for keyhole surgeries to
$4,500 for the most expensive cases. HBVN does
not discriminate against the expensive cases
and also accepts immigrant cases which have
provincial support, so we have many cases that
are high cost. However, over the last 847 cases
the average total cost was $2,230 per case.
Because of our zero overhead policy and
match funding agreements with our provincial
goverment partners, the cost per surgery to
a private donor is just $1,000. We partner with
Vietnam’s top hospitals and surgeons in Ho Chi
Minh City, Hanoi, Hue, and Danang to ensure
that the children receive the best care possible.
To date, Heartbeat Vietnam has saved over
3,800 children and aims to help over 6,000 on
our waiting list. Giving them a second chance
at life is only the first critical step in helping
them achieve a better life than was previously
imagined. Once a child has his or her health, a
world of possibilities opens up, and they can
finally start imagining a future that streches
beyond tomorrow.
In a partnership with Ho Chi Minh City
Television (HTV), “Connecting Love”
HBVN’s television show airs one episode
every week featuring the families and
beneficiaries of our Heartbeat Vietnam
Tune in every Sunday at
10:30 AM to HTV 9 or
Monday at 9 AM on HTV 7
to view the program and to
learn about our grassroots
outreach to help the
children far away from the
city center, still in need of
treatment for a healthy
“There are thousands of children that have
congenital heart disease in every country
of the world. With this coverage on Ho
Chi Minh City Television we hope that
rural families in remote areas throughout
Vietnam can understand that congenital
heart disease is a serious health issue
and that we at VinaCapital Foundation,
are here to help,” said Director of External
Relations Nguyen Thi Bich Chau.
Ms. Chau also noted that the television
episodes are a chance to let generous
sponsors who fund these surgeries
know that their donations are being put
to good use because they are reaching
hundreds of children annually.
But she also pointed out, “This is still a
call for help. Ultimately our efforts will
continue until we can delete the long
waiting list of children who need a lifesaving surgery and we have a lot of work
to do until then.”
Connecting Love crew recording in Tra Vinh
“Connecting Love” HBVN
Coverage On Ho Chi Minh City
Television Network
The “Connecting Love” television
series covers the issues of
Vietnamese children suffering from
congenital heart disease but cannot
afford the cost of surgery. The
series was first broadcast on April
27, 2014 on the Ho Chi Minh City
Television Network in collaboration
with VinaCapital Foundation,
an American 501(c)3 non-profit
organization based in Ho Chi
Minh City which provides medical
and educational funding and
opportunities to improve the lives
of poor, at-risk children throughout
Heartbeat Vietnam
Hope never fades
We gain strength and courage from hope. For those who believe, hope gives us the power
to work harder for the day when things will become better. Having a child with a congenital
heart defect creates a heavy burden for a poor family, financially and emotionally. But for a
family who has been faced with two children who suffer a congenital heart defect, the pain
and heartache forced upon them is almost unimaginable.
We would like to introduce to you
a mother whose hope has kept her
pursuit for a better life going. Mrs.
Dieu sadly has had two children who
suffer from congenital heart defects.
Seven years ago Mrs. Dieu left Ca
Mau province in Mekong Delta for
Ben Cat town, Binh Duong province
in search of work. Mrs. Dieu married
and gave birth to her two sons, with
the hope for a happy future with her
Tran Tien Dat and his
mother standing before
their rented house
Mrs. Dieu had no idea of the painful
events that she and her family would
experience following the birth of her two
sons. A short time after Mrs. Dieu’s first
child was born, he was diagnosed with
heart problems that were too dangerous
to treat, resulting in the disease stealing
his life at the young age of five. Mrs.
Dieu, still grieving over the loss of her
son, was hit with another blow when her
second child, Tran Tien Dat was taken
to hospital and admitted one month
after his brother’s death. Dat was also
diagnosed with a congenital heart defect
called Univentricular Heart, Pulmonary
Stenosis and right Pulmonary Arteriosus.
At that time, Dat was just 17 months old
and still didn’t know how to sit, stand or
talk. Dat’s growth was slow compared
to other children his age, and his heart
situation was very dangerous, much like
his brother’s. Dat’s father abandoned the
family when he was made aware of Dat’s
heart disease.
Mrs. Dieu as a single mom worked for
an electronic company in Binh Duong
province. She earned around 4 million
VND a month (USD $200) if she worked
all month and extra hours. Most of her
income was used to cover the cost of the
accommodation, food and the trips back
and forth between home and the hospital
for her sons. Since losing the first son,
Dat has become the one special thing
in his mother’s life. She tried her best to
give him medical treatment but always
brought him back home right after he felt
better. Dat could not live long without a
surgery his mom could never afford.
Heartbeat Vietnam received a call from
University Medical Center when Dat was
in the emergency room. Immediately, we
understood that we had to work fast. Any
further delays could make the situation
worse, especially for such an urgent case
like Dat. He was operated on soon after
with the help of Heartbeat Vietnam on
June 11, 2014. His case is complex and
still needs one more surgery when he
gains 20kgs but for now his situation is
getting better. We cannot imagine what
would’ve happened to this poor mom if
there was not an urgent call on that day.
Saving him means we saved the last hope
of this poor mom.
Heartbeat Vietnam
A child saved by chance
It was a very lucky day for Bui Hoang Duy’s life when
the heart program found him. We believe that this
was a miracle for his family.
The burdens of life and the difficulties Duy’s family
have to deal with caused his parents to work all day
in order to support themselves. Due to the amount
of work Duy’s parents were doing, it wasn’t until
the age of three that they found out that their little
boy had an unhealthy heart. No one knew that Duy
needed heart surgery and now they did, his family
still couldn’t provide him with the operation needed
because they couldn’t afford the medical bills.
This is a special case at Hoc Mon ward in Ho Chi Minh
City. Recently Connecting Love television show was
recording a child’s case in the neighborhood where
Duy and his family were living. Duy is one of those
children whose curiosity and liveliness are shown
through his full eyes, as he watched the people
around him and the camera crew. Although Duy is
3 years old, he could not play and be as active as the
other children in the neighborhood. He was sitting
in his father’s arms, who looked very old and somber.
Duy raised his bright eyes and looked at everything
with curiosity and innocence. Recognizing the
weakness of the little boy, Dr.Le Minh Khoi (working
at Cardio Central – University Medical Clinic) asked
the father about Duy’s health. After some basic
checks, the doctor told the father to take Duy to the
hospital as soon as possible for a detailed check-up.
At Ho Chi Minh Unversity Medical Clinic, Duy’s
family was informed that their son unfortunately
had congenital heart disease, and heart surgery was
required. However, the surgery cost more than 3,000
USD, which is an impossible amount of money for
his family to obtain.
Bui Hoang Duy before surgery
Fate has comes to Duy’s family. Without Connecting Love’s trip to Duy’s next-door
neighbors, no one would have known about this little boy’s serious heart disease
and Duy’s life may have been cut short. Duy has undergone a successful heart surgery
and recovered perfectly, and his heart will be strong again. The load on his father’s back has
now been relieved, and he hopes that one-day when Duy grows up, a brighter life and a good
future is awaiting him. We pray for that day that wealth comes to his family just like the lucky
day magic came and healed Duy’s heart.
The Family’s main source of income is through
sewing, however, it is only Duy’s father who has
some form of income. Duy’s mother is not in
very good health so she is just in charge of doing
housework and taking care of the children. All of
the daily living expenses are dependent mostly
on the 2 old sewing machines. Duy has 2 older
brothers who are students, so their school
fees must be paid for them to continue their
education. Low income and high cost of living
puts them financially in dark times and creates
more serious difficulties, when the family is
trying to pay for their own sons survival.
Bui Hoang Duy and his “Scar of Life”
after the heart surgery
2014 Outreach Clinics
4,168 Children received cardiac ultrasound
864 Children were found with heart defects
Children who can be saved
426 with heart surgery
Children given free diagnosis, screening
post-op checkups in outreach clinic
Outreach Clinic
... An unexpected chance
for a healthy life
On a rainy afternoon in the Quang Nam
province, lovely, little Chau Thi Na and
her parents came to an outreach clinic
taking place at Nui Thanh district’s
medical clinic. The little girl looked at us
with her beautiful and innocent eyes. She
could not understand that she was just
diagnosed with congenital heart disease
called Patent Ductus Arteriosus. Na’s
family are Vietnamese ethnic minorities,
so her mother could not understand
Vietnamese and only spoke her ethnic
language. Luckily, Na’s father could speak
a little Vietnamese, so he was able to
explain his family’s situation to us. Even
though they live in Nui Thanh district,
Na’s family traveled almost 30km from
Tam Tra ward to the outreach clinic in Nui
Thanh district.
After having a check-up, the doctor
diagnosed Na with congenital heart
disease, and he informed her family that
heart surgery was absolutely necessary.
Na’s mother and father burst into tears.
They could not believe that their baby
had heart disease. They cried because
they knew they could not afford surgery
for Na. At the beginning, when the
family heard about the clinic from local
government in Nui Thanh district, they
thought it was for vaccinating children.
Thanks to her parents misunderstanding
about the clinic, Chau Thi Na was found to
have heart disease. If her parents did not
travel to the clinic, we would have never
known what would have happened to
the little girl with a lovely face.
“We never thought our daughter was suffering from
a congenital heart disease”
*Chau Thi Na and her mother in the outreach
clinic in Quang Nam province
Since 2007, Outreach Clinics for Cardiac Care have seen 33,255
children in 28 districts and 36 provinces offering free diagnosis including
18,759 cardiac ultrasounds, 1,880 post operative checkups and counseling
finding 6,919 children suffered with CHD and 5,131 children who need
heart surgery, most who had never been diagnosed.
3,000th child with VCF Funded
Heart Surgery, Receives Knee
Operations for Complete Health
“ I can
stand on
my legs
“I like going to school but I cannot
ride a bike as I did. My school is
10km for from home. My mother
and my grandparents have to take
me to school. If they are busy, I
have to take off.”
The boy who marked such an important
journey for the VinaCapital Foundation
has never found things easy in his young
Hieu, 14, lives with his grandparents in
the Khanh Hoa province and depends
on his grandmother who makes a
small income of $3.50 USD per day as a
street vendor and his mother works as
a garment worker making less than $7
USD per day. With all efforts combined,
and Hieu’s mother living away from
home near the factory in Ho Chi Minh
City, Hieu’s family struggles to pay for
his medical expenses. Hieu’s father has
never supported his son’s treatment after
leaving when Hieu was just six months
old, and his grandfather suffers from old
age with no stable income.
Hieu, despite his serious heart disease,
determined to have a normal life, has
attended school as often as possible and
continues to receive the award and title
of “Best Student” year after year. He has
completed the 8th grade.
Do Trong Hieu after surgery on
his right knee in FV Hospital
Hieu’s surgery for bi-lateral dislocation
of the knees had never been done in
Vietnam, and VCF was told by doctors
in USA and Australia that it could not be
done. Thankfully a Vietnamese German
surgeon at FV Hospital was motivated
to figure out a solution for this special
young man. He flew to his professors
in Germany and they devised a surgical
plan. The surgeries were both a success
and after extensive physical therapy Hieu
can walk upright now like a normal child.
The mission of VinaCapital Foundation
does not stop with a heart surgery, we
follow-up to ensure that each child
has an improved quality of life. With an
operation on Hieu’s knees he may have
the chance to receive a college degree
and work to support himself and his
This is our dream, and we hope it
is yours too.
Capacity Programs
Survive To Thrive - Neonatal Care
Critical Response - Emergency Care
Telemedicine - Pediatric Specialty Education
Tumor & Disabilities - Surgeries & Training
Capacity Program
Exxon Makes a Difference In 2014
ExxonMobil’s belief in VCF’s mission,
along with its generous donations
to our capacity building programs
allowed VCF to continue to expand
its reach into some of Vietnam’s most
troubled areas during 2014. Thanks
to the generous support we received
from Exxon, VCF was able to change
the lives of 1,250,264 children and
their families, bringing the nation one
step closer to achieving the Millennial
Developmental Goal #4 – reducing
infant mortality rate by more than twothirds.
In 2014 contributions from Exxon
were distributed across programs
designed to effectively provide medical
treatment in the early stages of a
child’s development, changing the way
Vietnam’s medical services responded
to children facing ailment and injury. In
turn, it was proven that these programs
successfully prolonged life in a number
of cases – offering families across the
nation another at chance at pulling
themselves from poverty.
Survive to Thrive was just one of the
programs Exxon’s funding made
possible in 2014. The program was
designed to decrease the number of
neonatal deaths as well as the number
of neonates who survive but suffer
from brain, lung, or eye damage for the
rest of their lives.
Exxon contributed a grant of $120,180
USD. This monetary donation allowed
VCF to purchase 4 ventilators for the
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at
Da Nang Women & Children Hospital,
Quang Nam Pediatric Hospital and
Quang Ngai General Hospital.
After installing the machines in March,
the four ventilators were immediately
saving babies every day. By November
2014, doctors in Quang Nam found that
there had been 168 premature babies
and infants treated by these machines.
At Da Nang Women & Children Hospital,
doctors were happy to find that their
crowded Neonatal ICU could offer
more patients the proper care they
needed to survive. “Our department
is always being put in the overload
situation because of many infants
from surrounding central regions. Our
nurses have to use bag mask to do
the ventilation on infants and babies.
Thanks to the generosity of ExxonMobil
and VinaCapital Foundation this has
changed,” said Dr. Le Thi Hoang, Chief
of Neonatal ICU Department, Da Nang
Women & Children Hospital.
Doctors at Quang Ngai General
Hospital were also very grateful. Ms.
Trang, NICU Head Nurse of Quang Ngai
General Hospital said: “Since we have
the ventilator from ExxonMobil, our
patients recovered faster than before”.
The second program supported by
Exxon was VCF’s Critical Response
program. Under this emergency care
initiative, VCF offered training and
equipment for efficient and effective
response to pediatric emergencies
involving cardiac arrest to healthcare
workers on all levels of the healthcare
system. The Pediatric Advanced Life
Support Training (PALS) curriculum
was designed by the American
Heart Association and the American
Association of Pediatrics. VCF was able
to offer a total of 6 PALS training courses
and train 177 doctors from 3 provincial
hospitals, 10 district hospitals, and
110 commune health centers in costal
Once a hospital sent its health
professionals to receive the PALS
training, the hospital then became
eligible for a Pediatric Crash Cart. Crash
Carts are metal rolling medical units
that contain; a defibrillator, suction
machine, other equipment, and drugs
that allow medical workers to restore
proper breathing and rhythm in
patients experiencing cardiac arrest in
an efficient amount of time.
In 2014 Exxon’s funding affected
537,032 lives thanks to the Critical
Response initiative.
Through ExxonMobil’s partnership,
2014 was a year that allowed VCF to
continue to educate, empower, and
save lives across Vietnam.
Telemedicine - Neonatal final sessions
Funded by World Bank $ 18,107 USD
Survive To Thrive - NICU - Children
Hospital 2, Ho Chi Minh City
Funded by Julie Ferne Memorial Trust
$ 24,638 AUD
Survive To Thrive - Neonatal Care
Equipment donation to NICU/CICU
Khanh Hoa General Hospital
Funded by Australian Direct Aid
Program $ 58,430 AUD
Cardiac ICU - Donation of equipment
Funded by Fresenius Kabi $ 10,137
Increase capacity for infant surgeries
and Children Hospital 1
Survive To Thrive - Neonatal Care
Story from Tran Thi Hoang, MD – Vice Manager of Neonatal
Department of Da Nang Women and Children Hospital
I joined all sessions of the telemedicine
series on neonatal care, funded by
The VinaCapital Foundation, with the
partners and the specialist instructor
of Professor Steven Ringer, Chief of
Newborn Medicine at Brigham and
Women’s Hospital and Assistant Professor
of Pediatrics at Havard Medical School.
The presentations were updated and
met factual requirements. The sessions
had useful practical lessons and the
instructors were enthusiastic. I have
learnt new lessons and updated the
existing knowledge of diseases or shared
experience in clinical practice by leading
experts. It helped me to improve my skills
in examining and treating infants, and
English also. Moreover, I had a chance
to meet and share experiences with
colleagues from other sites in the country
and overseas.
I would like to share a case, in which I
applied my training knowledge to a real
case in our hospital:
A male baby, born at 28 weeks gestation,
1080g, was delivered by natural birth
using CPAP in the delivery room. The
premature infant was transferred safely
into incubator in the NICU for ongoing
care. His temperature was noted to be
36.5C at that time. With rapid assessment,
he needed to be given 45% oxygen to
reach SpO2 90%. Then, the infant was
implanted with a vascular access device
and blood culture and lung Xray were
completed. He was diagnosed with
hyaline membrane disease which could
cause respiratory distress syndrome.
Immediately we performed intubation for
ventilation, curosurf medicine injection
and used a ventilator for two hours. After
two hours, intubation was removed and
the baby continued breathing by CPAP.
After a week, he gradually recovered and
stopped breathing by CPAP. During the
next two weeks, he was fed by peripheral
parental nutrition. During 5 days of
“kangaroo care”, the infant’s overall
growth increased and he went home 7
weeks after birth with a weight of 2200g.
STT- Neonatal telemedicine training on procedures from Harvard Medical School
A premature baby is in the hospital’s NICU
We applied the knowledge of warming
techniques, hyaline membrane disease,
and peripheral parenteral nutrition from
Telemedicine training. In this case, thank
you Dr. Ringer and VCF.
A Brighter Path
VCF’s scholarship girls have just completed their
second year in college or university, and are in their
5th year of participation in VCF’s Brighter Path
Scholarship and Mentoring program for Ethnic Girls
In 2014, the team’s major goals were to encourage the female rising juniors to build their
confidence so that they could learn how to solve their own problems, and overcome
hardships. In order to guarantee success in their futures’, we’ve provided experiences that
allow the girls to learn from exemplary women leaders and real-life skills that will allow
them to excel in their next phase in life, which will include internships, job searches and job
Dream Meeting 2014 - Nha Trang City
The students enjoy outdoor activities
Fourty-seven university and
college students, who represent
23 ethnic minorities throughout
Vietnam, gathered for Dream
Meeting 2014, an empowerment
workshop for Brighter Path
scholarship student.
This annual workshop is the
fifth of its kind and meant to be
one of the core components of
A Brighter Path – a seven-year,
Mdm. Truong My Hoa gives a high-school-through-college
speech in Dream Meeting 2014 scholarship program funded by
- Nha Trang city
Talisman Energy Inc. and the
VinaCapital Group. The program
aims to empower talented female
students with a disadvantaged
Ethnic girls receive souvenirs from
ethnic-minority background.
Mdm. Truong My Hoa
Miss Ai Vien from the ethnic
group in Kon Tum province is the
youngest child in a family of eight,
Miss Vien has been a beneficiary
of the scholarship program since
she was a tenth grader in 2010.
“Without getting the financial
assurance that early, I wouldn’t
have even thought of taking the
university entrance exam,” said
Miss Vien, who used to assume
that if she passed the exam, her
family wouldn’t find enough
money to help her with higher
education. Miss Vien is now a
proud student at the Kon Tum
Pedagogy College.
Like Miss Vien, the other 46
students who have received
mentoring and scholarships
every year by VCF and the Vu
A Dinh Scholarship Fund –
exceeding every stakeholder’s
expectations – all passed the
university entrance exam in 2012
and have now completed their
third year of college/university.
Presentation activity
The students having fun on Nha Trang beach
2014 Financial Overview
Donations provided directly to hospitals
International Management Initiative
for Vietnam (IMIV) Founding Sponsor donations
Donations from schools
Total revenue
Improving health care access and outcomes for poor children
Increasing capacity for pediatric and cardiac care
Education for disadvantaged children and youth
General program costs
Lotus Impact Fund costs
International Management Initiative for Vietnam (IMIV) costs
Total Program costs
Fundraising costs
Adminstration costs
Total expenses
Foreign exchange losses
Surplus/(deficit) for the year
(*) Full audit by KPMG available on VCF website and www.guidestar.org
By The Numbers
Administration costs
Individual donations
Fund raising costs
Event proceeds
Currency - USD
Total program costs
Currency - USD
Total: 1,404,107
Total: 1,740,855
Corporate grants
Donors make it possible!
Like any other day at Heartbeat Vietnam, after a hard
day of work we all began packing up to go home.
But, unlike any other day, there was a middle-age
woman with a flustered look on her face, knocking
on the office door. At first we thought that is was a
family member who had a child with a congenital
heart defect, seeking our help. She quickly smiled
and told us that she watched our Connecting Love
TV program, and it was after she saw the great work
that we do for the children of Vietnam suffering
from heart disease, that she knew she had to get
in contact with us. We asked for her full name, and
in a soft and humble voice we received: “Let’s just
call me Ms. Yen”. That’s how we met Ms. Yen – the
woman full of inspiration, generosity and humility.
Ms. Yen, together with her husband and children
live in Tan Phu district, Ho Chi Minh City. Her family
has a small clothing store at Ha Ton Quyen market
in district 5, which is their only source of income.
Ms. Yen shows her generosity and humanity by
helping other people, and by doing good things for
her neighborhood and society.
It was Ms. Yen’s first time coming to us at Heartbeat
Vietnam, and we received such a meaningful gift.
This small donation not only helps a child with
congenital heart disease but also holds some great
symbolism of true love and generosity. Ms. Yen is
someone who always has a smile on her face; she
kept repeating that she is just a seller at the market
so she could not give much. However, to us, the
biggest gift of all is seeing someone who doesn’t
have a lot yet is still willing to give to others.
During Ms. Yens’ first visit to the Heartbeat Vietnam
office, she shared with us about her loss. Ten years
ago, she lost her first child to congenital heart
disease. Her child unfortunately could not overcome
his serious illness. Yen said she sympathizes with
the parents whose children have suffered from
congenital heart disease, “ I know the feeling when
they don’t know what to do while trying desperately
to find a way to help their child. “
Photo of Ms. Yen and HBVN staff at her first
time visiting VCF office in June 2014
After that first time, Ms. Yen returned again, and
again, until we couldn’t remember the number of
times that she had been to visit us. Sometimes, she
came in the sunny afternoon, other days in the late
evening after work. Day by day, Ms. Yen saves her
money and from time to time brings it to Heartbeat
Vietnam. Her goal is to help save as many children
as she can.
Ms. Yen was the second donor who heard about
Heartbeat Vietnam thanks to the TV program –
Connecting Love. At first there were only one or two
people who we had met like Ms. Yen but due to our
ability to reach more people through our program
we have been privileged to meet more and more
people like Ms. Yen. We are glad that people are
becoming more aware of Heartbeat Vietnam
through the stories we share on Connecting Love.
We strive to promote our mission and aim for it to
touch every individual’s heart, from all ages and
classes. Many people come to Heartbeat Vietnam
and bring many meaningful gifts for the children,
some donate very little and some donate very large
sums, up to 10 million VND and more. For us at
Heartbeat Vietnam we don’t mind how much people
give, it is all going towards our mission to improving
health care access for the poor children of Vietnam.
After the first time Ms. Yen met us at Heartbeat
Vietnam, she continued to tell everyone she knew
about our program, including her relatives, coworkers, neighbors and friends. Some of the people
Ms. Yen told about Heartbeat Vietnam, true working
class people, gave some small and large donation.
Throughout our journey at Heartbeat Vietnam we
have learned that every little bit of support that we
are given counts. Every bit makes us one step closer
to saving another child’s life.
There are no words to describe how thankful we are
at Heartbeat Vietnam, for every donor coming along
with us on the journey, bringing magic to children’s
hearts. Your help not only funds the cost of the
surgery for the poor children but also motivates
us, the people who run this program. We are
bridge between the donors and the children with
congenital heart defects. You encourage us, inspire
and motivate us to help provide the best possible
future for these little angels. Deepest thanks from
all of us to you…
Our work would not be possible
without your help!
Grateful thanks to
all our donors!
Without our Founding Sponsor VinaCapital,
VCF’s amazing work wouldn’t have happened!
Cam on! Merci! Danke! Thank you!
A&B Group
AA Corporation
ABC Express
Aedas Co. Ltd.
AIG Insurance
Alfrescos Group
Allens Arthur Robinson
American Home
An Giang Plant Production, JSC
Anh Trang Vang Company Asia Commercial Bank (ACB)
Azko Nobel Paints
Bao Viet Insurance
Bamboo Village
Ban Mai Company
Ben Thanh Art & Frame
Ben Thanh Land
Ben Thanh Non Nuoc Tourism
Company – Sandy Beach
Bumrungrad International
Cai Mep International Terminal
Caravelle Hotel CBRE
Celadon City
Chevron US
Chevron Vietnam
Chicilon Media Co., Ltd.
Chi Lai Corporation
Colliers International
CotecCons Group
Cushman & Wakefield
Da Nang and Quang Nam
Alliance Hotels
Dan Viet Gia Co., Ltd
Dat Viet VAC
Delta Construction Management
Demisa Co., Ltd
DHL Express
Dong Nam Production Company
Duong Minh Language School
Co. Ltd Duy Tan Plastic JSC
TNHH Engineers Ernst & Young
Euro Auto
ExxonMobil FedEx Express Ltd. FedEx Korea
Frasers International Lawyers Fresenius Kabi
Fusion Maia Da Nang
FV Hospital
Galaxy Cinema
Gapit Media JSC
Golden Beauty
Golden Light Investment Trading
GPL Engineering Services Trading
Grant Thorton (Vietnam)
Hafele Vina JSC HD Bank
Hilton Hanoi Opera
Hoa Binh Construction and Real
Estate Corporation
Hoa Sen Group
Hoang Dang Generation (HDG)
Holcim Beton
Hong Kong Business Association
of Ho Chi Minh City
HSBC Hong Kong
HSBC Vietnam
Hung Vuong Corporation
Imex Pan Pacific
ImexPharm Co., Ltd
International Consulting and
Construction JSC
International Dairy Products JSC
Ireka E & C ISIS Entertainment and Trading,
ITG – Phong Phu Ltd.
Foreign Trade University students Khang Dien Ltd., Co
Kinh Do Corporation
Knight Frank Vietnam Kumpulan Sepakat Konsult SDN
Kyn Spa Nails
Lacoste SA - Asia Pacific Lakeview Tenants Lap An Development Co. Pte. Ltd.
L’Oreal VN
Loc Phat Company
Long Hoang Security Service
Luxury Living
Mace International (Vietnam) Manulife Vietnam
Mast Industries
Megastar Bien Hoa
Megastar Crescent Mall
Megastar Da Nang
Megastar Ha Noi
Megastar Hai Phong
Megastar Hung Vuong HCMC
Megastar Tan Son Nhat
Mia Resort
Mimi Clinic & Spa
Cty CP Quang Cao Minh Long
Minh Chuong Construction Co.,
Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (Vietnam) Ltd
Moevenpick Hotel Saigon
Movenpick Hotel Hanoi
My Phuong Co., Ltd
Nam A Bank
Nam Quang Tuition Centres
Nam Trinh Co.
Navigos Group Vietnam JSC
Cong Ty TNHH Truyen Thong NHT
Ngoc Pantine
Nordica Properties Vietnam Novaland Group
Ogilvy & Mather Vietnam
Omni Saigon Hotel
Oppo Science & Technology
OPV Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.
Park Hyatt Saigon Pazco Pentago
PEB Steel Buildings
Petrovietnam General Services
Phat Dat Co.
Phong Phu Corporation
Phu Hung Gia Construction and
Investment JSC
Premier Oil
PricewaterhouseCoopers VN
Prodigy Pacific Company Purple Asia
Red Coral Co., Ltd
REE Mechanical & Electrical
Engineering JSC
Rider Levett Bucknall Co., Ltd
Riverside Palace
Roxy VN Co. Ltd.
Rudolf Lietz Rep. Office
Russin & Vecchi
Sabmiller Vietnam
Sandhill Scientific Vietnam
Santa Fe Relocation Services
Savills Vietnam Ltd.
Seah Vietnam
Silver Shores Resorts Singapore Airlines
Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi
Song Ngoc Lan Co. Ltd.
SSE Steel Ltd.
Standard Chartered
Sud-Est Production
Sunflower Media
Sunshine Group Talisman Energy Tan Ky Construction
Teka Vietnam Ltd.
Time Warner
Thai Son Nam Trading Ltd., Co
Thanh Thanh Cong Corporation
Thanh Ha Fish Sauce
Thuy Design House
TNHH Toan My Phu
Trest Global Green
Truc Lan Company
TS24 Joint Stock Company
Tu D.A.N. Jewelry Company
Tuan Le Construction Co. Ltd UID Corp.
Unilever Vietnam
United Pharma
University of Economics
United Parcel Service
Vanlaack Asia Co.,Ltd
Van Thanh Construction Co. Ltd.
Victoria Health Care My My
Viet Ceramics Co., Ltd
Vietnam Artist Agency
Vietnam Languages Studies
Vietnam Online Network (VON)
Vina Dai Phuoc Company VinaCapital Commercial Center
VinaCapital Da Nang
VinaCapital Da Nang Golf
VinaCapital Employee Giving
VinaCapital Group
VinaCapital Hoi An Resort Ltd.
VinaCapital Investment Mgmt
VinaCapital Land
VinaCapital Nha Trang VinaCapital Phuoc Dien, Co. Ltd. VinaCapital Real Estate
VinaLiving VinaPlanners VinaProjects Co. Ltd.
VinaSteel Ltd.
Vinausteel Co., Ltd
Vinh Thai Co., Ltd.
VNG Corp.
White Palace
Yoga Sculpt and Shape
Youth Embassy Group
Corporation (Yeah1)
Yen Viet Joint Stock Company
Al & Peggy Dematteis Family
The ABC International School
ACG International School
AIS K-Kids Club
AIS National Honor Society AIS Pay It Forward Club American International
School (AIS)
The American School of
Vietnam (TAS)
An Phu Neighbors
Aspen Foundation
Australian Consulate General’s
Direct Aid Program
Australian Chamber of
British International Schoool
Canadian Chamber of
Commerce in Vietnam
Children Action
Children as the Peacemakers
Children’s Heartlink - Healing
Hearts Worldwide Children First Foundation
Consulate General of the United
States of America
Consular Club
Detech Foundation
Dorthea Haus Ross Foundation
Dr. Hans Messer Foundation
Dr. Tung Foundation
Embassy of Canada to Vietnam
Embassy of the Netherlands to
English Cricket Club of Vietnam Flying Stars
Giving It Back to Kids
Globaling Grant
Grace’s Cookies
Hannah’s Promise Hanoi International Women’s
Heart Beat Saigon
Helping Hand Helping Hearts
Helping Orphans Worldwide
Highlands Mountaintop Rotary
Hope Foundation
International School of Ho Chi
Minh City
International Women’s Club of
Ironman Foundation
Julie Ferne Memorial Trust
Lang Tre Mui Ne
Lotus Fund
MedShare International
Ministry of Agriculture, Nature,
and Food Quality of the
Paroisse Catholique du Sacre
Coeur Quang Binh Provincial People’s
Saigon South International
School (SSIS)
Society of Petroleum Engineers
Sonja Foundation SSIS National Honor Society St. Martin’s in the Field Vicar’s
General Fund Success Begins from Action
Thai Binh Arms Organization
The Love Team
Thoi Bao Community Fund
Understanding the Heart-Hieu
Ve Trai Tim
US Consulate General
VAA The Fund
Vovicare Foundation
Wharton Business School
Alumni Conference
World Bank Global
Development Learning Center
World Heart Foundation
An Phu Mekong Merchant
Ben Thanh Art & Frame Auction
Canadian Embassy Fun Run for
CanCham Annual Golf
Flaunt Fashion Show
Holland Days
Movenpick Hotel Hanoi Golf
Movenpick Hotel Saigon Golf
My Better Truth
Saigon South International
School Charity Bazaar
Scar of Life
Society of Petroleum Engineers
Annual Golf Tournament
St. Martin in the Fields London
Charity Concert
VCN Tennis Tournament Auction Vietnam Field Hockey
Hard Rock Charity Bazaar
ILV Charity Bazaar
SSIS PTA Charity Bazaar
Saigon Charity Bazaar
Vietnam Hockey Festival
365daBand’s Fanclub
Jan Van Acker Nick Allen
Ms. Antoinette
Ms. Anisa
Peter Amaczi
David Anderson
Chris Austin
John S. Austin
Peter Austin
Randy Austin
Robin King Austin
Peter Arts
Selva Dinesh Arumugam
Srikanth Atluri Carl Backer Bang Thanh Hai
Bill Bathurst
Romney Bathurst
Charles Baxter
Jessica Beeson
David Bellman
James Chew Jock Beng
Karl Bennett Simon Berry
George Berczely
David Blackhall
David Blackwell
Bo Thi Anh Dao
Sherry Boger
Jose Borrell Nancy Braudis Ro Brookes Chris Brown
Stephen Brown
Maureen Browne
Debra Bufton
Bui Cam Van
Bui Huu Huy
Huynh Bui
Jean Jacques Bui
Bui My Chau
Bui Ngoc Diem Uyen Bui Le Thuy Linh
Bui Linh Phuong
Bui Quoc
Bui Quoc Truong
Bui Thi Thuy Nha
Bui Trinh
Bui Xuan Tinh
Michael Bullock Anya Burghes-White
Steve Burghes-White
Kath Burton
Theresa Burton Alice Carol Caldwell
Delia Caldwell
Price Caldwell
Carolyn Campbell
Douglas Campbell
David Campbell
Greg Campbell Michael Campbell
Frank Cancelloni
Cao Khanh
Cao Ngoc Truc Lan
Cao Thi Hung
Cao Thi Cam Tu
Cao Trang
Richard Carruth
Camille Cash Cat Thanh Huong
Valeria Cataldo
Ulana Chabon
Christopher Charles
Chai Kian Hoan
Christina Chao
Chew Kee Chuan
Kuan-Wei Chen Herrmann Christa
Arthur Chu
Hung Chu
Chu Dang Ngoc Trinh
Sham Chugani Chuong Tang
Tim Clements
Warrick Cleine
Vicki Coe
Donald Colgan
Janet Colgan
Craig Cochrane
Peter Coney
Cong Thuy Mai Chi
Jean Connor
James Cotton
Ken Crawford
Allie Cuadra
Martin Culverwell
Adrian Cundy
Cung Hoang Thao Dam Suyen Nhu
Dam Vinh Hung
Andy Dang
Dang Bich Han
Dang Hong Quang Dang Huy Duc Dang Kim Nhu Hao
Dang My Trang
Dang Ngoc Nguyen
Dang Pham Minh Loan
Dang Thi Bich Nga
Dang Thuy Lien
Dang Xuan Thanh Thao
Danh Yen
Dao Duc Dung
Dao Ngo Kim Khanh
Dao Thi Ha Vy
Dao Trong Thanh Truc
Anjan Kumar Das
Maydee Davenport
Robbie Davis
George Daye
Tayson Delengocky
Maarten Degryse
Frederic Desbat
Dieu Hoa
Dinh Bao Ly
Dinh La
Dinh Thanh Phuong
Dinh Thi Thu Hien
Dinh Thi Thuy Duong
Dinh Van Son
Do Thi Phuc Hien
Quan Do
Do Bich Hao
Do Chi Hieu
Dalena Do
Do Duy Trong
Do Ha
Do Ngoc Diem
Do Nhi
Do Quang Hung
Do Quoc Hung
Do Thanh Long
Do Thi Minh Chau Do Thi Xuan Nhan
Do Tran My Thuy
Dana Doan
Doan Ngoc Quang
Doan Nha Truc Doan Thi Huyen Tram
Doan Thi Kim Anh
Doan Thi Van Anh
Doan Truc Uyen
Catherine Dowling
Martin Dowling
Bill Dryden
Lisa Rice Duek
Patrick Dupasquier
Duong Hong Anh
Duong Huu Chinh
Duong Minh
Duong Minh Thu
Duong Ngoc Tuan
Sabrina Duong
Duong Thi Tu Le
Duong Trong Viet
Sally Edwards
W. Edwards
Mario & Veronique El-Khoury
El-Nachef Family
Lean Family
Robert Elliot
Ben Escobar
Daniel Fairburn
Marsha Faires
Mah Khen Fatt
Ryan Fenty
Evgeny Ferdochenko
Jim Ferguson
Mrs. Fink
Kim Fletcher
Terry Flynn
Donald R. Foltz
Eugene and Ann Forshee
Lucy Forwood
Robert Franko
Andrew Frantz
Mark Fraser Marny Freedman
Dominik Fruth Russell Furner
Edward Gadient
Fay & Terry Gammel Mike Gammel Shawn Gammel Horst Geicke
Eric Gershoni
Cordella Gillett
Todd Gilmore
Justin Gisz
Andy Glaston Daria Gledhill
Robey Goodman Dino Gorlei Ken Grant
Jake Walter Gray
Michael Gray
Mike Gray
Sarah Greene Scott Greig
Guener Sabri Guengoer
Ha Kieu Anh
Ha Phat Phuc Duyen
Ha Thi Bong
Ha Thu Hien
Ha Viet Tuyen
Anna Hampton
Mr. Ham
Lynn Han
Mike and Fiona Harris Freddy Harteis
Mark Hearn
Gerard Heesterman
David Henry Thomas Herber Horst Jurgen Herdtle
Chuck Herman
Matsumoto Hideko
Xiao Tao Hietasaari Cameron Hird
Julia Hirst
Ronnie Hill
Andy Ho
Ho Cong Vu
Ho Huynh Thuy Duong
Duy Ho
Ho Ngan Chi Ho Ngoc Ha
Ho Thi My Ho Thi My Diem
Ho Thi Thanh Tam
Ho Thu Hien
Ho Tuong Long
Hoang Anh
Hoang Bao Khanh
Hoang Boi Dinh
Hoang Chien Thang
Hoang Duc Trung
Hoang Ha Thi Thu
Hoang Khai
Hoang Nam
Hoang Phuong Dung Hoang Quoc Chinh
Hoang Tam Hanh
Hoang Thanh Le
Hoang Thi Khanh Tam
Hoang Thi Mong Lien
Hoang Thi My Diem
Hoang Thi Ngoc Thuy
Hoang Thi Thuy Hang
Hoang Thuy Linh
Hoang Thuy Tu
Hoang Vu Binh
Stephen Hobson
Hon Voon Lai
Anthony House
Chioang Say Huat David Hue
Robert Hughes
Huy Phuong Jennifer Bich Huynh
Huynh Cong Vinh Huynh Le Tran
Huynh Minh Hieu
Huynh Minh Thong
Huynh Thi Thu Van
Huynh Thi Uyen Ngoc Huynh Thi Xuan Hong
Huynh Nhat Uyen
Huynh Van Hai
Huynh Van Thon
Tony Hsun
Raoul Imbach Anette Imprescia Uros Ivanko
Julie Jacobson Paul James
Dhiarn Jangrotana
Melvyn Johns George Johnson
Philip Jones
Helena Juffer
Annie Kaczmarski
Thao Van Kagawa
Noboru Kashiwagi
Elodie & Damien Kattan Kim Chul Mo
Kim Jin Hee
Kim Hien
Marilyn Kindy
James Kirton
Helen Kling
Peter Knowles
Prachuab Kongthanaratana Uzmee Krakovszki David Yip Chong Kuan
Chris Lagrasta Lien Mei Lai
Lam My Nu
Lam Thi Buu
Luong Ngoc Anh
Luong Cong Hieu
Ly Cam Dung
Aidan Lynam
Aimee Lam
Don Lam Julie Lam Lam Minh Thu Lam Thi Kim Mai
Lam Thi Ngoc Hao Beh Soo Lang Andrew Le Le Anh Hao
Le Chieu Vinh
Le Chon Ngoc Dieu
Le Dang Vinh
Le Dinh Hung (Hung Cuu Long)
Le Dong Vinh
Le Duc Duy
Le Duc Huyen
Le Hong Minh
Le Huu Loc
Le Huy Tuan
Le Kim Hoang
Le Kim Hung
Le Le Trang
Le Loc Le Mai Lan
Le Mien Thuy Le Minh Phuc
Le Minh Quang Le Nang Minh
Le Ngoc Cam Tu Le Ngoc Diep Le Nguyen Duy Nhan
Le Nguyen Hoang Bac
Le Quoc Hung
Le Tan Huy
Le Thanh Nguyen An
Le Thanh Tuyen
Le Thi Cam Hoa
Le Thi Kieu Oanh
Le Thi Ngoc Minh
Le Thi Nhung
Le Thi Thanh Nhan
Le Thi Thu
Le Thi Thuy Trinh
Le Tien Hau
Le Thuy Doan
Le Tran Nguyen
Le Tran Trung
Le Trieu Huy Vu
Le Van Cong
Pascal Lefebvre
Eric Leong
Leong Lai San
Jason Vinh Hao Lien
Lieu Thi Tuyen Nghia
John Lim
Seth Lim
Linh Ngo
Linh Nguyen
Mai LKH Kenny K. Low Suzanna Lubran Luong Van Nhu
Kenny Lutz
Ly Hong Trang
Ly Lien
Ly My Xuan Ly Trieu Van
Mac Le Dan Thanh Fiochra MacCana
Stuik Macansee
Susan Macansee
Hunt Gia MacNguyen
Mai Thi Diem Phuong
Mary McClellan Michael and Liliane McClelland
Thomas McClelland
John Mcfarelane
Jeffrey Ian McLean
Neil McGregor Sue McGregor Sheila McGuire Jonathan McGrain
Don McLeod
Bruce McWilliams
Ellie S. Maeder Ms. Mamoojee
Mai Hoang Minh Chau
Jeannie Mai
Lisa Mai Mai Minh Tan Olivia Mai
Mai Thu Huyen Mai Trung Kien
Miguel Marcos
Chloe Mason
Joshua Matthews
Duane Melius
Family Merlin
Michel Mercier & Friends Myrta Mercier
Mark Minford
Mohanad Mohamad Holger Molendyk
John Moloney Rob Monaci
Val Monk Lindsay Morency
Daniel Morton
Richard Moseley
Paula Moynihan Andrew Mynors
John Martin De Rosario Nieva
Simon Neller
Jason Ng
Cathlyn Nguyen
Cuong Ngo
Liz Ngo
Ngo Thanh Van
Ngo Thi Phuoc Hanh
Ngo Thi Thanh Nga
Ngo Thuy Dung
Ngo Tran Khanh Vinh Ngu Hue Binh
Nguyen Anh Khoa
Nguyen Anh Ti
Nguyen Anh Tuan
Nguyen Anh Vuong
Chi Nguyen
Nguyen Chi Bao
Nguyen Chinh Trong
Chris Nguyen
Chris Cuong Nguyen
Nguyen Cong Tam
Nguyen Cong Thanh
Nguyen Dang Lan Anh
Danny Nguyen Nguyen Dao Ngoc Thuy
Nguyen Dat
Diana Nguyen
Nguyen Dinh Thien
Nguyen Duc Bao
Nguyen Duc Duong
Nguyen Duc Huong
Nguyen Duc Thinh
Nguyen Dung
Nguyen Duy Nhan
Nguyen Duy Kim Quang
Nguyen Hai Minh
Nguyen Hanh Chi
Hoa & Catherine Nguyen
Nguyen Hoai Phung
Nguyen Hoang Mai
Nguyen Hoang Minh Tam
Nguyen Hoang Nguyen Giap
Nguyen Hoang Quan Nguyen Hong Nam
Nguyen Hong Nhung
Nguyen Huu Binh Nguyen Huu Hiep
Nguyen Huu Thanh
Nguyen Huu Thien Nga
Dr. Nguyen Huu Tung
Nguyen Huyen Thien Huong
Jenny Duyen Nguyen
John Nguyen Johnny Tri Nguyen Nguyen Kieu Tu Trinh
Nguyen Le Hoang Khai
Nguyen Le Hoang Sa Nguyen Linh Chi
Louis Nguyen
Nguyen Manh Thang Minh Nguyen
Nguyen Minh Hoa Nguyen Minh Phuong
Nguyen Minh Tuan
Nguyen Nam
Nguyen Ngoc Diep Nguyen Ngoc Huy
Nguyen Ngoc Linh Phuong
Nguyen Ngoc Minh Nguyen Ngoc Thanh Tam
Nguyen Ngoc Thien Thao
Nguyen Ngoc Tuan
Nguyen Nhat Binh
Nguyen Pham Xuan Khanh Nguyen Phan Hoa Binh
Nguyen Phu Quy
Nguyen Phuoc Hieu
Nguyen Quoc Dat
Nguyen Quoc Tri
Nguyen Quoc Van
Nguyen Quang
Nguyen Quynh Chi
Nguyen Quynh Nga Richard Nguyen
Nguyen Si Toan
Tam Nguyen
Nguyen Tan Dung
Nguyen Thai Dung
Nguyen Thanh Loc
Nguyen Thanh Hang
Nguyen Thanh Huyen Trang
Nguyen Thanh Nghi Nguyen Thanh Tuan
Nguyen The Anh
Nguyen The Cam Hoan
Nguyen The Dat
Nguyen The Dinh
Nguyen Thi Anh Ngoc
Nguyen Thi Bao Tram
Nguyen Thi Bich Chau
Nguyen Thi Bich Hau
Nguyen Thi Bich Lien Nguyen Thi Dao
Nguyen Thi Diep
Nguyen Thi Dieu Phuong
Nguyen Thi Dung
Nguyen Thi Ha Giang
Nguyen Thi Hanh Duyen Nguyen Thi Hong
Nguyen Thi Hoang Trang
Nguyen Thi Huong
Nguyen Thi Huong Giang Nguyen Thi Huyen
Nguyen Thi Luu Thuy
Nguyen Thi Man
Nguyen Thi Men
Nguyen Thi Thuong Men
Nguyen Thi Minh Chau Nguyen Thi Minh Ky
Nguyen Thi Ngoc Duyen
Nguyen Thi Nhu
Nguyen Thi Nhu Loan Nguyen Thi Nhung
Nguyen Thi Phuong Thuy
Nguyen Thi Tam Nguyen Thi Thanh Giang
Nguyen Thi Thanh Hue
Nguyen Thi Thanh Tam
Nguyen Thi Thanh Tan
Nguyen Thi Thanh Truc
Nguyen Thi Thu Ha
Nguyen Thi Thu Hang
Nguyen Thi Thu Huong
Nguyen Thi Thu Suong
Nguyen Thi Thuy Hong
Nguyen Thi Thuy Ngan
Nguyen Thi To Quyen Nguyen Thi Tuong Nhu
Nguyen Thi Xuan Loan
Nguyen Thi Yen Trinh Nguyen Thien Lap
Nguyen Thu Huong
Nguyen Thu Phuong
Nguyen Thuy Linh
Nguyen Tien Thu
Nguyen Tran
Nguyen Tran Anh Chi
Nguyen Trung Nguyen
Nguyen Truong Hoang Tin
Nguyen Tuan Ngoc
Nguyen Van
Nguyen Van Chieu
Nguyen Van Cuong
Nguyen Van Toi
Nguyen Van Xuan
Viet Nguyen
Nguyen Viet Cuong
Nguyen Vinh Phu Nguyen Vo Van Dung
Winston Nguyen
Nguyen Xuan Chau
Nguyen Xuan Thanh
Nguyen Xuan Thao
Nham Ngoc Quynh Nhu
Ninh Quoc Do
Ninh Van Hien Nickki
Brian Nugent
Mary O’Brien Maureen O’Donnell Stephen O’Grady
Catherine Oakley Thu Ogburn
Ubbo Oltmanns
Chii Orime
Graham Orr
Judith Orr Kjell Ovrevik
Robert Palmer
Julia Parker
Alex Pasikowski
Anthony Peldunas
Marie Helene Perron
Mark Persad
Alan Thien Pham
David Pham
Pham Dinh Phuc
Pham Do Chi
Pham Hai Dang
Pham Lan Anh
Pham Ngoc Trinh
Pham Nhat Nga
Pham Nhu Binh
Pham Tan Nghia
Pham Thanh Huong
Pham Thanh Nhan
Pham Thi Ngoc Huong
Pham Thi Su
Pham Thi Thuy Chung
Pham Thuc Binh
Pham Thuy Ha
Pham Van Trung
Pham Y Nhi
Phan Chi Khai
Phan Hieu Trung
Phan Hong Quan
Phan Huynh Huyen Thoai
Kiki Phan
Phan Lan Anh
Phan Loan Phuong
Phan My Hanh
Phan My Phuong Phan Nhu Thao
Phan Thanh Duc Phan Thanh Hieu
Phan Thi Kim Hao
Phan Thi Lan
Phan Thi Mai Trinh Phan Thi My Phuong
Phan Thi Thao Nguyen
Phan Thi Thuy Hanh
Phan Thuy Hoang
Phan Thuy Hoang Anh
Phan Dang Dung
Phung Kim Vy
Phung Ngoc Hai Yen
Phung T. Ha
Phuong Thu Hien
Anthony Plump
MeeMee Ploem
Hugh Pile
Kate Masterman Pimmel
Hedwig Pira
Katharina Mannino Pollock
Wendy Porteous Bonnie Potts
Novita Prakosa
Jack Pressley
Qian Ci Yap
Quach Minh Due Anthony Quin
Khalil Rahman
Amanda Rasmussen Gina Petruzzelli Reckard
D. Kendall RePass
Wayne Richardson
Francois Robert
Nick Robinson
Robert Ryll
David Sacks Marie Salgado
Rosita Santamaria
Sam-Ottawa Sey-Canada
Rui Santos
Helen Savory
Willie Scambler
Ben Scarborough
Markus Schneider
Lauren Scott
Michelle Seltzer
Denny Setiawan
Ilya Sharyafitdinov
Miriam Shin
David Shribner Iain Smith
Jamie Smith
Quynh Smith
Gunnar Sinn Maria Cecilia Siqueira
Lada Siripattanasarakit Anne Sousa
Ted Staley Richard Steele Sue Stevely-Cole Christopher Steward
Lexie Stoddard
Douglas Stuart
Andrew Sunley
Aninda Lestari Sulistioputri
Stephanie Sutter Gary Symons
Philip Ta Kim
Ta Van Phuong
Maureen Tai
Lee Donald Taicher
Graham Tait
Edwin Tan
Tan Hock Liang
Thomas Tan
Tan Whai Oon
Tang L. Chuong
Tang Thi Yen
Hisano Tasedan
Robert Tasedan
Trinh-Ai Tasedan
Brook Taylor
Louis Taylor
Thai Tu Tin
Thai Van Linh Thai Viet Anh
Patrick Thai
Ty Thai
Vin Thai
Than Trong Quy
Than Trong Phuc
Kongkiat Thanakamijanasuthi Thieu Thanh Hai Chuay Teddy
David Teng
Kariya Tetsuyoshi
To Ngoc Hoang Dung To Nguyen Thuc Doan
To Thuy An
Jun Torres
Ton That Cam Nhan
Ton Thi Thiet Michel Tosto
Marc Townsend Tran A Thu
Brian Tran
Christine Tran
Tran Dinh Vinh
Tran Anh Tuan
Tran Anh Vu
Tran Bao Minh
Giao Tran
Hung Tran
Tran Hoang Anh Thu
Tran Hoang Thai Binh
Tran Huu Cuong
Tran Huu Long
Tran Le Anh Thu
Tran Mai Huong
Tran My Ha
Nancy Tran Tran Ngoc Minh Thu
Tran Ngoc Phuong Lan
Tran Nguyen
Nini Tran
Tran Phuong Thao
Tran Quoc Huy
Tran Quang Khang
Tran Quang Minh Thu
Tran Quoc Thanh
Tran Tam Thu
Tran Thai Anh
Tran Thanh Hai
Tran The Sinh
Tran Thi Bich Ha
Tran Thi Hai
Tran Thi Dang Loan
Tran Thi Khanh Quynh
Tran Thi Kim Chi
Tran Thi Kim Hong
Tran Thi Minh Hien
Tran Thi My Uyen
Tran Thi Ngoc Anh
Tran Thi Ngoc Yen
Tran Thi Nha Ca
Tran Thi Nhu Lai
Tran Thi Nhu Thao Tran Thi Phuong Thao Tran Thi Thanh Ha
Tran Thi Thanh Thao
Tran Thi Thanh Thao
Tran Thi Thuy Duong
Tran Thi Thuy Hanh
Tran Thi Van Quynh
Tran Trong Khoi Vu
Tran Trung Thuan
Tran Tuan Anh
Tran Tue Tri
Tran Van Thanh
Tran Van Thau
Tran Van Tuan
Tran Van Viet
Tran Vu Anh
Tran Vu Chau Dien Trang Cabrerra
Trang Nguyen
Trinh An Binh Va Ngoc
Trinh Hoai An
Howard Trinh
Trinh Le Minh
Trinh Thi Bich Hang
Truong Cong Ta
Elizabeth Truong
Truong Le Hong
Truong Thai Binh
Truong Thanh Minh
Truong Thi May
Truong Thi Minh Hanh
Truong Thi My Linh
Truong Thi Tuong Vy Truong Thu Hang
Truong Tuan Thanh Truong Van Bang
Truong Ngoc Anh Takakage Tsumoto
Tu Thi Thanh Tam
Tuh Tai Hing
Chris Twomey
Paul Tye Sesbatian Ugarte
Hannes Valtonen
Cindy M. Van Van Thanh Vinh
Van An Ha
Raymond Vandebeek
David Vanhove
Dennis Verrios Jay Bacalso Villaver
Vo Hoang Quang
Vo Thi Kieu Diem Vo Thi Thanh Binh
Vo Thi Tu Tram
Vo Thi Xuan Trang Vu Hai Yen
Vu Hoat
Huynh Vu
Mimi Vu
Vu Thien Nga Vu Khac Tiep
Diep Vuong
Vuong Thi Kien
Venkata Vudathu Gus Walker
Meg Walker
Catherine and Jan Walter
Juangti Wan-Leong
Jim Watt Matt Warn
Barry Weisblatt
Lonnie Wercholuk
Deborah Whybrow Brett Andrew Williams
Diana Williams
Donna Wilson Karen Wilson Paul Wong
Raymond Wong
Kingsley Wood
Amy Wu
Eugene Wu
Xu A Muoi
Ye Jie
Katherine Yip
Yong Wen Wei
Heather Young
James Young
Forrest Yan
Elise Zachert
Ralf Zepter
Scar of Life 5
hosted by Ngo Thanh Van, the Heartbeat
Vietnam Ambassador, saved more than
300 children in 2014. She has saved
1,000 children over 5 years.
Run For The Hearts
organized by Celadon City and Heartbeat Vietnam on November 2nd,
appealed 6,000 participants. 61 children with congenital heart defect
were saved by the fund raised from the event.
Staff of VCF
The VinaCapital Foundation 2014 Senior Staff
Robin King Austin
CEO & Executive Director
As the visionary and founder behind the VinaCapital Foundation (VCF), Robin has directed her passion and drive to making a change in children’s lives and
preventing needless death. Her passion is improving pediatric care in Vietnam so that all children have access to the care they need.
She conceived of the VinaCapital Foundation mission and since its inauguration in 2006, has led the effort resulting in saving and improving the lives of
thousands of poor Vietnamese children. The grassroots and capacity building work of the foundation impacted the lives of over 3.7 million patients and
their family members in 2014. Robin has over 35 years of experience in business development, public relations, marketing, and operations in sectors such as
non-profit healthcare, senior services, hospital development and outreach, community development, and conservation based development. She has held
numerous roles at the executive management level, and holds an impressive portfolio of community service activities.
Rad Kivette
Director of Corporate Development and
Government Relations
Rad Kivette has worked closely with a number of foreign governments, NGO’s, and major corporations including the Vietnamese Ministries of Education
and Training, the World Bank, and the Asia Development Bank. Rad has experience in organizational development, program creation, and fundraising. He is
knowledgeable on ethnic minorities, women’s issues, health, and education for underserved areas. Rad, who completed his graduate work at the University
of North Carolina – Chapel Hill, got his start in management at Hanes Hosiery in Winston Salem, NC. He later operated his own mill. After visiting Croatia and
Bosnia on a humanitarian mission, he sold his business and became the executive vice president of Samaritan’s Purse International Relief, one of the largest
NGOs in the world, for 12 years. He started an organization that concentrated on Southeast Asia and moved to Vietnam. He joined East Meets West Foundation
in 2006 and become Director of Development afterwards. In 2009, Vietnam awarded Kivette the Medal of Peace and Freedom Among the Nations, the highest
honor given to a foreigner for his development work in the country.
Nguyen Thi Bich Chau
Director of External Relations
A talented, multilingual asset to VinaCapital Foundation, Chau is passionate about her position at VCF and the role she plays in assisting poor Vietnamese
children to achieve their potential. Since working in the non-profit sector in 2005, she has proven her ability to coordinate large-scale charity activities, liaising,
and fundraising while acting as an efficient administrator for the foundation’s many projects. Chau has been with VCF since its inception and has been at the
heart of its activities – managing the heart program, being the main liaison between the foundation and provincial health authorities, and playing a major role
in PR and fundraising activities. Prior to her move into the humanitarian sector, Chau completed language studies at the University of Social Sciences, HCMC,
and spent several years teaching Vietnamese to various multinational companies, as well as working as a Japanese translator. She also has been trained and
worked as a professional MC at John Robert Powers Vietnam.
Staff of VCF
Program Staff - Heartbeat Vietnam
Nguyen Thi Thanh Hue
Program Manager
Nguyen Thi Thanh Hue graduated from the University of
Economics in Ho Chi Minh City in September 2009. She
studied foreign trade and after graduation completed
internships with two major export companies in Vietnam.
Initially, Hue joined VCF to gain new experience working
in a dynamic and professional environment and to help
improve her English skills, but quickly fell in love with the
children and their happy smiles after surgery.
Tran Quang Minh Thu
Program Coordinator
After graduating from Van Lang University, with a degree
in Business English and a focus on Marketing, Minh Thu
joimed as an intern in VinaCapital Foundation – Heartbeat
Vietnam to improve her experience and her skill in a
professional working environment.
Thu’s main responsibility is to share the inspiring stories of
Heartbeat Vietnam children with donors. Thu quickly fell
in love with the children and she found her true happiness
when seeing the “happy scars” of poor children who have
unfortunately been suffering congenital heart diseases.
Her objective now is to have opportunities to contribute
her skill and her sincere heart to help more children in
Tran Quoc Thanh
Program Coordinator
Nguyen Ngoc Minh Thu
Assistant Program
Thanh joined the VinaCapital Foundation as the Program
Assistant of Heartbeat Vietnam in June 2009 after four
years as Development Assistant for East Meets West
Foundation. Thanh is in charge of working with heart
families and patients before and after surgeries, as well
as heart surgery budgets, family grants, blood drives,
and the continuing care program.
Minh Thu graduated from the Department of International
Relations of Ho Chi Minh University of Foreign Language
and Information Technology in 2013. She started as
a volunteer and then did an internship in VinaCapital
Foundation in order to improve her skills in a profressional
During 4 years learning and participating in many
activities in university, she realized the community has
many unfortune people that need support. Knowing that
VCF could bring the best out of her, after her last year at
school, she decided to keep interning . After 6 months,
Thu became VCF staff and she continues contributing her
skill to work towards her dream that there is no child who
has to suffer from congenital heart defect come true.
Staff of VCF
Program Staff - Capacity Programs
Nguyen Anh Tuan
Capacity Program Manager
Mr. Tuan joined the VinaCapital Foundation in October
2008 and is very passionate about his work with the
organization. He serves as the liaison for medical teams
and local authorities for the outreach clinics, telemedicine
series, medical training, and other equipment support
program for hospitals. Mr. Tuan completed language
studies at the University of Social Sciences and
Humanities in Ho Chi Minh City. Prior to joining VCF, he
worked for several years as a social worker and for other
NGOs in the education and medical fields.
Danh Thi Quynh Anh
Capacity Program Coordinator
Quynh Anh joined VCF in July 2014 as a Capacity Program
Assistant. Prior to this, she worked as Program Coordinator
in the NGO field of anti human trafficking for five years. She
graduated from Ho Chi Minh City Open University majoring
in English. She loves to work in the NGO environment
because it is dynamic, professional, and challenging, but
above all she loves helping those in need. This makes her
proud of the work she does.
Nguyen Nu Quynh Giao
Capacity Program Coordinator
Quynh Giao joined the VinaCapital Foundation as
Capacity & Outreach Clinics Program Assistant in
May 2011. Prior to this she was working as a Training
Coordinator at the HCMC Development Learning Center
, a project of the World Bank, and spent 2 years working
as Program Assistant at Save the Children.
She graduated from Social Sciences and Humanities
University with a degree in English Linguistics and
Literature. She also graduated from HCMC University of
Economics with a degree in Business Administration.
She has an intense passion for helping the community,
especially children with special needs. She hopes to
reach to children with congenital heart disease in remote
areas through outreach trips not only to share the pain
but to share good news of an operation that will save
their lives.
Staff of VCF
Program Staff
Nguyen Ngoc My Linh
Events Assistant
Hoang Van Bao
Linh studied Business Administration and graduated from
Lotus University in December 2011. She works at VCF
because of her love for children and her passion towards
Hoang Bao worked at VCF from Nov 2013 as accountant
& HR officer. He worked in the manufacturing industry
for several year before joining VCF. Bao graduated from
Banking University of Ho Chi Minh & is a student of the
Association of Chartered Certified Accountants. He is
interested in working in humanitarian environment as
VCF contributes to community.
With her knowledge and enthusiasm, Linh dedicates
herself to helping children with congenital heart disease.
Linh believes a fairy tale can come to every child.
Pham Thi Kim Phuong
Program Coordinator
Phuong graduated from Ho Chi Minh City Industry and
Trade College, with the Bachelor’s degree in Business
Administration. She is now pursuing further studies at
Ho Chi Minh City University of Economics. She started
as a volunteer for VCF in 2009 and was promoted as a
full-time employee in 2011. She is currently the Program
Manager for “A Brighter Path” Program which grants
scholarships for ethnic minority girls. She hopes that after
7 years of support from the program, the girls will grow
up to become successful women, for the society overall,
and their villages specifically. She is also in charge of the
office administration and supports the Heartbeat Vietnam
program. She is really happy when witnessing the revival
after the surgery of kids who suffer from congenital heart
Help us to prevent the needless
death of children in Vietnam
The VinaCapital Foundation
24 Nguyen Thai Binh, District 1
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
08.3827 8787 - Fax: 08.3821.7294