|Young people help a poor family in Nam Giang District build a new house. — Photo tienphong.vn|
QUẢNG NAM — Wiping the sweat off her face, Kring Hươn continues to carry bags of cement and sand up to a house under construction.
The July sunshine in the central province of Quảng Nam has made her sweaty and a little tired, but she perseveres.
Along with other young people in the province, she is building houses for the poor in Nam Giang District.
“I am very happy that I can contribute a small part of my efforts to help local poor people build new houses," Hươn told Tiền Phong (Vanguard) newspaper.
"Looking at the happy eyes and smiles of the residents, all my hardships disappeared."
She is among over 200 young people who volunteered to go to villages near the border between Việt Nam and Laos in Quảng Nam Province to help residents.
Hồ Kring Gióng, from the Ve ethnic group in Đắc Pring Commune, was just presented with a new house.
The house is worth VNĐ100 million (US$4,270) and is a donation from Nam Giang District's youth union.
"I am so happy to have a new house. It means my family will no longer worry when the rainy season comes," Gióng said.
Bùi Thế Anh, secretary of the Youth Union of Nam Giang District, said young people have helped poor households build new houses and coordinated with Tam Kỳ District to install solar lamps on rural roads, and joined other youth volunteer campaigns.
In the first six months of 2022, Nam Giang District Youth Union has donated breeding pigs and chickens to ten poor households and 300 orange seedlings to 15 households in La Dêê border commune.
Thousands of gifts were also presented to poor families.
The young people also planted 1,200 new trees in Đắc Pring District.
Brao Tiệm, from La Dêê Commune, one of nine poor households to have received support from the Youth Union, built a farm to raise chickens and pigs and now has a stable income.
"I have registered with local authorities to move my family out of the poverty list this year," he said.
A Rất Tơn, a resident, said his family has successfully developed a cow breeding model, creating a stable income. From a poor household, Tơn's family escaped from poverty and are gradually stabilising their lives.
"With the support of the Youth Union, many young people have learned new models and methods to do business and many good models are being replicated," Anh said. — VNS