Healthy families and quality care for children are vitally important to sustainable community change.
Access to opportunity and information is essential to breaking the poverty cycle.
Businesses functioning well and growing are the foundation of a healthy community.
Protecting the environment is important for developing a thriving community.
CREATIVE SOLUTIONS FOR SUSTAINABLE CHANGE
WHAT MAKES OUR PROGRAM UNIQUE:
‘WHEN THOSE WHO NEED HELP BECOME PART OF THE SOLUTION, EVERYTHING CHANGES, FROM OWNERSHIP OF THE PROBLEM TO SUSTAINABILITY OF THE SOLUTION TO THE DIGNITY OF THE PEOPLE WHO RISE UP TO OVERCOME.’
— Stephan Bauman
SERVING COMMUNITIES IN VIETNAM
YWAM Mercy Vietnam is working in three districts located in the northern region of Vietnam. These areas are undergoing rapid economic change.
Since 1986 the country has moved from being one of the poorest countries in the world with a per capita income of around $100 US to a lower middle-income status with a per capita income of around $2,100 at the end of 2015. However, the benefits are unevenly spread and many of the nation’s farmers (66% of the population) can no longer rely on subsistence agriculture for their income.