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In Vietnam, husband-wife duo offer food, healthcare, lodging to those in need

In Vietnam, husband-wife duo offer food, healthcare, lodging to those in need

Wednesday, December 28, 2022, 11:22 GMT+7
In Vietnam, husband-wife duo offer food, healthcare, lodging to those in need
Do Huynh Van Huy and Le Thanh Nga (in blue) take a traditional medical approach to treating their patients in Thu Duc City under Ho Chi Minh City.

For the last 25 years, a married couple in Vietnam have been offering free lunches, medical support, and accommodation to those in need. They are both employed at a public hospital in Thu Duc City under Ho Chi Minh City.

Do Huynh Van Huy and his wife, Le Thanh Nga, have spent over three decades supporting those in need with food, accommodation, and healthcare.

Huy and Nga open their kitchen every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday to local lottery ticket sellers, blue-collar workers, and undergraduate students on a tight budget.

After their official working hours at a hospital in Thu Duc City, Huy and Nga head home for their evening shift at 63 Man Thien Street.

After their official working hours at a hospital in Thu Duc City under Ho Chi Minh City, Do Huynh Van Huy and Le Thanh Nga head home for their evening shift at 63 Man Thien Street in Thu Duc.

Each of the meals the couple give away is paid with their personal incomes.

Aside from offering meals, the couple provide free-of-charge healthcare to needy neighbors at a private clinic at 63 Man Thien Street in Thu Duc City. Again, this service is funded entirely by their personal incomes.

They also provide free accommodation in Long Phuoc Ward, Thu Duc City. Their facility has a garden where residents can relax and de-stress.

Nguyen Van Dai (sitting at the back of the motorized tricycle) and his four family members often visit Huy and Nga for free meals.

Nguyen Van Dai, sitting at the back of the motorized tricycle, and his four family members often visit Do Huynh Van Huy and Le Thanh Nga for free meals.

In Vietnam, medical patients from rural areas often travel to major cities for medical care. Huy and Nga hope to ease some of the financial burden on these underprivileged patients by offering them meals and lodging.

Vu Xuan Lang, a patient from Go Vap District, Ho Chi Minh City, shared his appreciation for the couple.

“Everyone who comes to their hostel has a different story. We help each other out because we all share the same poor financial background,” he explained.

Lunch boxes are prepared by the married couple.

Lunch boxes are prepared by the married couple.

A sign on the wall reads ‘Free accommodation for poor patients’.

A sign on the wall reads ‘Free Accommodation for Poor Patients.'

Patients staying at the free hotel have a common area for socializing and having meals.

Patients staying at the free hostel have a common area for socializing and having meals.

Huy and Nga get extra helping hands as they help those in need.

Do Huynh Van Huy and Le Thanh Nga get extra helping hands as they help those in need.

Huy examines patient Vu Xuan Lang in Go Vap District, Ho Chi Minh City.

Do Huynh Van Huy examines patient Vu Xuan Lang in Go Vap District, Ho Chi Minh City.

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For the last 25 years, a married couple in Vietnam have been offering free lunches, medical support, and accommodation to those in need. They are both employed at a public hospital in Thu Duc City under Ho Chi Minh City.

Do Huynh Van Huy and his wife, Le Thanh Nga, have spent over three decades supporting those in need with food, accommodation, and healthcare.

Huy and Nga open their kitchen every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday to local lottery ticket sellers, blue-collar workers, and undergraduate students on a tight budget.

After their official working hours at a hospital in Thu Duc City, Huy and Nga head home for their evening shift at 63 Man Thien Street.

After their official working hours at a hospital in Thu Duc City under Ho Chi Minh City, Do Huynh Van Huy and Le Thanh Nga head home for their evening shift at 63 Man Thien Street in Thu Duc.

Each of the meals the couple give away is paid with their personal incomes.

Aside from offering meals, the couple provide free-of-charge healthcare to needy neighbors at a private clinic at 63 Man Thien Street in Thu Duc City. Again, this service is funded entirely by their personal incomes.

They also provide free accommodation in Long Phuoc Ward, Thu Duc City. Their facility has a garden where residents can relax and de-stress.

Nguyen Van Dai (sitting at the back of the motorized tricycle) and his four family members often visit Huy and Nga for free meals.

Nguyen Van Dai, sitting at the back of the motorized tricycle, and his four family members often visit Do Huynh Van Huy and Le Thanh Nga for free meals.

In Vietnam, medical patients from rural areas often travel to major cities for medical care. Huy and Nga hope to ease some of the financial burden on these underprivileged patients by offering them meals and lodging.

Vu Xuan Lang, a patient from Go Vap District, Ho Chi Minh City, shared his appreciation for the couple.

“Everyone who comes to their hostel has a different story. We help each other out because we all share the same poor financial background,” he explained.

Lunch boxes are prepared by the married couple.

Lunch boxes are prepared by the married couple.

A sign on the wall reads ‘Free accommodation for poor patients’.

A sign on the wall reads ‘Free Accommodation for Poor Patients.'

Patients staying at the free hotel have a common area for socializing and having meals.

Patients staying at the free hostel have a common area for socializing and having meals.

Huy and Nga get extra helping hands as they help those in need.

Do Huynh Van Huy and Le Thanh Nga get extra helping hands as they help those in need.

Huy examines patient Vu Xuan Lang in Go Vap District, Ho Chi Minh City.

Do Huynh Van Huy examines patient Vu Xuan Lang in Go Vap District, Ho Chi Minh City.

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