K’s 4 Kids Help Fire Victims in Vietnam

Posted 28.05.2015

 

Sadly following our recent K’s 4 Kids charity ride in North Vietnam, we were devastated to hear the news that one of the local families in the area we stayed lost their house in a tragic fire believed to have started by an electrical fault.

Ly Tran Tinh is a year 8 student in Co Linh school at Bắc Kạn province. The fire completely destroyed his family home, their livelihoods and all their belongings. Luckily Tinh and his family were able to escape the blaze without injury.

The fire left Tinh’s family homeless with no food, clothing or means of income from their home-run business.  They have since found temporary refuge in a neighbour’s house while they try and rebuild their lives.

K’s 4 Kids donated well-needed funds from their recent charity ride directly to Tinh’s family last week. Our donated funds, the equivalent of 3 months income for the family, was straight away put to good use and provided the family with essential items such as food, clothing and temporary shelter equipment.

We take this opportunity to thank everyone who supports K’s 4 Kids activities including Quan, Kelvin, Marc and Maria for their kind donations.

It was such an emotional sight and we are really proud to have been able to help this innocent hard working family in an area where we only just recently visited earlier this month.

We plan on returning to the region soon to visit Tinh and his family to see how they are progressing over the next month.

 
 Tinh’s family receiving food clothing and shelter equipment