In 2004, Vietnam Women’s Union (VWU) launched the Mobilization on “Building Affection Houses” to commemorate 50th Year of the Dien Bien Phu Victory with the aim that by 2010, there will be no families living in dilapidated or temporary houses. At the 3rd session (July, 2008) of VWU Executive Committee, VWU continued to promote the Mobilization on “Building Affection Houses” for poor women, single women and disabled women with especially difficult situations with the target that “There is every week getting one new house built for poor women - poor family”.
With this meaningful goal, the Mobilization attracted the participation and won valuable supports from people, local and international individuals and organizations, especially entrepreneurs. Up to now, the Mobilization has become a large campaign of WU at all levels which has brought great and positive impacts on society.
To carry out the Mobilization, VWU set up a Campaign Committee that including 22 officials and headed by Mme. Nguyen Thi Thanh Hoa, VWU President. VWU also cooperated with donors to organize 3 live television programs in Ha Noi and Ho Chi Minh City. Provincial/city WUs organized the launching of the Mobilization at their localities.
With the active involvement and response of the community, after 2 years launchingthe Mobilization, the total amount for Mobilization from individuals/ organization at the Central and Provincial/city levels was 100.243.513.090 dong. WU at all levels in the country cooperated with the local authorities to build 5.659 houses for poor women, single women and disabled women with especially difficult situations in 63 provinces/cities. Through the campaign, the Mobilization received generous support from many enterprises, corporations and entrepreneurs such as PetroVietnam, Khang Thong Construction – Trading – Services Joint Stock Company (Ho Chi Minh City), Binh An aquatic products (Can Tho province), Hoa Binh Tourism Company, Thao Loan House Construction Company (Ho Chi Minh City), Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development, Bank for Investment and Development, Military Bank, Lien Viet Bank, Mr. Le Van Kiem , General Director of the Investment and Trading Company of Long Thanh Golf Court and many others.
In general, after 2 years, the Mobilization has brought happiness to thousands of poor women, disabled women and women with difficult situations helping them overcome difficulty, stabilize their lives and integrate into the community. The Mobilization generated positive public opinions, involved the massive people, women cadres, WU members.The Mobilization was highly appreciated by the Party Committee at all levels and received great support from agencies, departments, organizations, local and international individuals and agencies. Furthermore, the Mobilization partly contributed to the Movement “for poor people, eradicating temporary, bamboo and dilapidated houses” and the Movement “Building houses of unity” that were launched by the Vietnamese Fatherland Front. In addition, the Mobilization has helped to strengthen the WU organization and created the trusty to WU’s members.
Translated by Int’l Relations Dept