Ho Chi Minh City

SGGP gives US$ 4,242 bailout to help poor laborers in light of Covid-19

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Sai Gon Giai Phong newspaper used its charity fund to support 300 low-income lottery ticket sellers and food vendors in Ho Chi Minh City who faced financial difficulties after the government stopped issuance of lottery ticket within 15 days since April 1 to contain the spread of the new coronavirus.

Women join hand to cook free meals for poor laborers (Photo: SGGP)

Women join hand to cook free meals for poor laborers (Photo: SGGP)

According to Vietnamese Prime Minister’s direction on social distancing issued on March 31, the Ministry of Finance proposed to stop issuance of lottery ticket to curb prevention of the virus, most lottery ticket sellers and food vendors had to stay at home while they are mostly poor earning a living by solely selling lottery tickets.
Therefore, SGGP newspaper decided to assit those affected by the pandemic providing them presents totally worth VND100 million (US$ 4,242). Each present includes 10 kilogram of rice and VND200,000 in cash.
The newspaper in coordination with the Women Union in Binh Thanh District, the Fatherland Front Committee in District 10 and the Department of Labor, Invalid and Social Affairs in Go Vap District distributed the presents to laborers.
Additionally, Chairman of the Fatherland Front Committee in District 10 Doan Hong Hiep shared that the committee, benefactors and pagodas jointly cooked 900 free meals for lottery ticket vendors, food vendors, elderly people, crap collectors, people with disabilities, and motorbike taxi drivers in the district.
Free meals will be distributed during 15 days.
Last but not least, the committee and pagodas will distribute rice and essential commodities to poor households, near-poor households and families of lottery ticket vendors to assist them to overcome the present period.
SGGP gives US$ 4,242 bailout to help poor laborers in light of Covid-19 ảnh 1 A poor woman in District 10 receives gift and money (Photo: SGGP)

SGGP gives US$ 4,242 bailout to help poor laborers in light of Covid-19 ảnh 2 A blind woman receives gift  (Photo: SGGP)
SGGP gives US$ 4,242 bailout to help poor laborers in light of Covid-19 ảnh 3 A poor woman receives rice and money ( Photo: SGGP)

By staff writers - Translated by Uyen Phuong

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