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Tuesday, 11 February 2014 18:10

A Little Contribution of My Big Heart

San Jose, CA 

Feb 1, 2014

I am 78-years- old personA New Year wish to Father Thong Ba Nguyen is having abundant energy to serve young Vietnamese children still trapped in Cambodia.

Sunday, 09 February 2014 00:01

A Fundraiser for OBV

On Jan 28, 2014, at 12:43 AM,

ViVi Tran <vivi This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.> wrote:

Hi, my name is ViVi Tran.

I am part of a service group at my high school. Every year we do a fundraiser for different organizations and this year, I brought up One Body Village and how much of a positive impact you are for the afflicted children.

On Monday, December 16 2013, Huong gave a somber, tearful goodbye to her sisters, a group of girls she met no more than a week prior. She left the OBV Cambodia house and returned home to her father.

In our last visit to Cambodia I detailed the account of Huong who would become the newest member of the OBV Cambodia house. Linh, the Director for OBV Cambodia, explained in the podcast that followed the article what it was like to work with the family on an agreement to have Huong join the OBV family.

Sunday, 22 December 2013 01:53

We want to help

From: Vu, Teresa L. 
Sent: Friday, December 20, 2013 11:23 PM
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Subject: We want to help


I am emailing in question of lending help. My organization's name is Lambda Delta Psi. I have heard and been to workshops of Father Thong at Missouri (Marian Days). Our organization is researching for a new philanthropy. I want to present One Body Village as an organization that we could help promote awareness about and raise funds for. We really want to contribute to OBV's childrens' lives and help them out. THerefore, if you don't mind, could you tell me more about how we can contribute?
-If we fundraise for your organization, where does the money go or how is it used?

Teresa Vu

On the first full day of our three-day mission trip to One Body Village Cambodia, Linh Doan, Director of OBV Cambodia, brought us along on a house visit where we would be picking up the newest member of the OBV Cambodia house.

Huong (name changed to protect privacy), 14, faces a tough decision: Should she stay with OBV in the Cambodia house, or should she move back to Vietnam and join the OBV Vietnam house. Staying with OBV Cambodia allows her to be close to her father, but she would have to start back in first grade since she doesn't know Khmer. Going back to Vietnam allows her to continue her education where she left off and provides her with more career opportunities when she's older, but she'll be very far away from the comfort of her father.