Minnesota Veterans for Progress

Clean & Safe Drinking Water for Land Mine Victims in Cambodia

Join Us! Goal for $10,000



The Earth Breaking Ceremony for the $18,000 (USD) Water Treatment Project in Phu Yen Province, Vietnam was held on Monday, September 18, 2017.

This Project will provide clean safe drinking water to more than 700 people living in the Province including many school children. The Project will be completed by mid-October 2017. Thank you to all the donors who made this Project possible.


Minnesota Veteran's for Progress is currently raising money to drill a Borewell and build a Water Treatment Plant:

  • 1. Project location: Xuan Phuoc Kindergarten in Xuan Phuoc Commune, Dong Xuan district, Phu Yen province.
  • 2. Necessity: The survey shows that this area water contains very high flouride (5 times higher than standard (please refer the table in page no. 3 of the attachment). Fluoride causes many problem about teeth and bones for children and people living in this area. 100% of people living here has bad teeth and many of them has bone sickness. (I got a general medical report from Ho Chi Minh hospital regarding this specific issue)
  • 3. Solution: Building a water treatment plant with capacity of 50m³ per day to supply good water for kindergartens (around 300 kids) and hundreds of households of 4 surrounding communes.
  • 4. Coordinator: Department of Environment and Natural Resources of Phu Yen province.
  • 5. Volunteer: Youth Union, university students.
  • 6. Cost: 430,000,000 VND (around 20,000 USD)
  • 7. Works:
    - Survey for good underground water source including of water sampling and analysis.
    - Drill a borewell
    - Build tanks and equipment foundation
    - Install treatment plant
    - Some other miscellaneous
  • 8. Time of completion: the plant can be completed within 1 month.
Update Sept. 2017 Sketches and cost estimation of water treatment plant and drinking water unit

I already got the final detailed design and cost estimation from Mr. Long.

  • The water treatment plant capacity : 15-20 m3/day depending on bore well supply capacity
  • Bore well capacity: 15-20 m3/day depending on underground water source
  • Pure direct drinking water unit: 250 lit/hour
  • Total budget: $16,150 + $4000 = $20,150

Help us collect: $10,000

Please help us raise money for this project. You can give online or send a check to:
Minnesota Veterans for Progress
PO Box 3106
Duluth, Minnesota 55803


The grand opening of the Sewing Center for at risk women and girls living in Siem Reap Cambodia was held April 28, 2017. MVP was and is a primary sponsor and funding source for this project.




I would like to update the photos of opening ceremony of Bore Well Project funded by Minnesota Veterans for Progress. Thank you very much for making it happen, Fletcher Hinds and MVP. Just some updated photos of the Bore Well Project. Thank to volunteers, we were able to save a considerable labour cost to do some extra works like a shed, a walk way and a cement floor ground for the children and still have some money for school notebooks.



The first mission of Minnesota Veterans for Progress in new year 2017: Distribution of MVP scholarship to disadvantage students in Qui Nhon city on 1st January 2017. I gathered high school students (from left: Tuan, Quy, me, Nhi, Bao) at my former teacher's house and visited Huy (7 grade) at his house. We had serveral very interesting conversations. Tuan wanted to be a teacher, Nhi and Quy are preparing for their dream of future doctors and Bao got seat as IT student in Qui Nhon Univerity. I am so proud of them. We are very thankful for MVP supports which help our students come close to their dreams. I got all the letters the students wrote to the sponsors.



After many obstructions of bad weather, we finally started Bore Well & Clean Water project which is donated by Minnesota Veterans for Progress. Seeing happy smiles of minority ethnic students of the school, we can see how eager they were to have the bore well. They came with nice uniforms to attend the earth breaking ceremony. We quickly made arrangement and started drilling. Hopefully after 5 days, we will be able to drill up to the depth we surveyed and get water. Piping & pumping installation and clarification & receiving tanks construction will take us 5 days more. We definitely will hand over the completed project to the school before Tet festival (Vietnam traditional lunar new year 2017)

Causes


Create jobs for a better future

Causes, Jobs

This Project empowers poor rural woman and helps reduce sex trafficking of girls by providing Sewing Vocational Training. Unemployment is one of the burning issues among youth in Cambodia. Due to the lack of skills and being unable to utilize available resources, poorer communities are forced to migrate elsewhere and end up working as daily la...
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Help the Orphanages in Need

Causes, Orphanages

The two Orphanages we are currently supporting are: The Bo De orphanage located in Hanoi, Vietnam. This Orphanage is located in a Buddhist monastery in a neighborhood bordering the Mekong River. The orphanage thanks in abandoned children and raises them until they are educated and in the work force. Their biggest need in money for...
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Change a Life Through Education

Causes, Education

Phuoc Tan School Infrastructure: the building is alright, but it lacks teaching facilities. Number of children: (400 + or – ) as students often stop studying for different reasons. Ethnicity: Cham ethnic minority, Cham Hroi ethnic minority Suoi Bac School Infrastructure: the building is O.K. b...
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Donate and Give Clean Water

Causes, Clean Water

The Challenge Land mines and other explosives have killed 6,144 people in Cambodia since 2000. Thousands more have been maimed. Since 1992, more than 476 million square meters of land in Cambodia has been cleared or land mines. The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) has stated that it is unlikely Cambodia will achieve nationwid...
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Mission


Our Mission

Mission Statement

Minnesota Veterans for Progress (MVP) supports veterans, military service members, and their families, through education, advocacy and reconciliation. Minnesota Veterans for Progress (MVP) is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization incorporated on May 24, 2006 to support veterans, military service members, and their families. The organization educ...
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Projects


Ethnic Schools Updates for 2017

Projects, Ethnic School

Off to a great start in 2017! After many obstructions of bad weather, we finally started Bore Well & Clean Water project which is donated by Minnesota Veterans for Progress. Seeing happy smiles of minority ethnic students of the school, we can see how eager they were to have the bore well. They came ...
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Ethnic Schools Project 2016

Projects, Ethnic School

Minnesota Veterans for Progress is working on three building projects for schools located in the Phu Yen Province of Vietnam. We have also started a forth project to directly support individual Ethnic children attending school in Phu Yen Province. These projects will facilitate the education and well being of poor Ethnic minority children (E...
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Orphanages

Projects, Orphanages

MVP has contributed money and supplied to five orphanages in Vietnam and Cambodia The two Orphanages we are currently supporting are: The Bo De orphanage located in Hanoi, Vietnam. This Orphanage is located in a Buddhist monastery in a neighborhood bordering the ...
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Sewing Center

Projects, Sewing Center

This Project empowers poor rural woman and helps reduce sex trafficking of girls by providing Sewing Vocational Training. Unemployment is one of the burning issues among youth in Cambodia. Due to the lack of skills and being unable to utilize available resources, poorer communities are forced to migrate elsewhere and end up working...
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Bore Well Project 2017

Projects, Water Wells

I would like to update the photos of opening ceremony of Bore Well Project funded by Minnesota Veterans for Progress. Thank you very much for making it happen, Fletcher Hinds and MVP. Just some updated photos of the Bore Well Project. Thank to volunteers, we were able to save a considerable labour cost to do some ex...
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Water Wells for Cambodia

Projects, Water Wells

The Minnesota Veterans for Progress “Water Wells for Cambodia” Project is actively working with local contractors in rural Cambodia to install drilled water wells that provide clean safe water for land mine victims and their families living in communities established for them by the Cambodian government. Update...
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Help us collect: $10,000