Gia Nghia, Vietnam

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Gia Nghia, Vietnam

Gia Nghĩa is a rural town located in the central highlands of Vietnam. Known for its rainy climate, it has also become an economic hub for Vietnam’s bustling pepper industry. Harris Freeman sources pepper from the region for some of the largest spice brands in the world.

How we helped

As part of our commitment to facilitate quality education for the children of farm growers, Harris met with the local commission in 2010 to assess their needs. We were asked to help build a foundation and drainage system for the local Nguyễn Viết Xuân Primary School. The existing foundation and drainage system was prone to flooding, which would prevent the students from attending class and eventually deteriorate the existing classrooms. In October 2011, our project was completed and over 260 students ranging from 1st to 5th grade were welcomed to their new school. The new foundation not only reduced absenteeism, but provided students with a playground and helped the school continue to provide affordable education.

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