|Vice President Đặng Thị Ngọc Thịnh hands over breeding cows to poor families in Quảng Ngãi Province. — Photo courtesy of Việt Nam Red Cross|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — The Việt Nam Red Cross Society (VNRC) in collaboration with the Việt Nam-Russia oil and gas exploration joint venture (Vietsovpetro) handed over 55 breeding cows to poor families in Thanh An Commune, Minh Long District of Quảng Ngãi Province last week.
The donation is part of the society’s Cow Bank project to help poor families lift their incomes and escape from poverty across the country.
Previously, the society also provided 35 breeding cows to poor households in Bắc Kạn and Tuyên Quang provinces.
In 2018, the Vietsovpetro will donate VNĐ1 billion (US$42,500) to support the effort to buy breeding cows for the poor.
“For poor families, receiving a breeding cow is not only a big asset but also a factor that can aid the escape from poverty,” said VNRC President Nguyễn Thị Xuân Thu.
“The project is a source of mobile credit loans that helps poor families overcome difficulties while encouraging new rural development schemes,” added Thu.
Besides receiving a breeding cow worth VNĐ10 million ($425), households will be trained on cow breeding techniques through the new rural development programme.
Established in 2010, the cow bank project has provided 24,000 breeding cows, helping thousands of households escape from poverty. — VNS