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Vinacapital Foundation

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: International

Mission: VCF/Heartbeat Vietnam is dedicated to improving the health and education of poor children accross Vietnam.

Results: Provided life-saving heart operations to over 5,500 children suffering from congenital heart defects; provided free health care to over 77,000 poor Vietnamese children in the rural areas; provided over 120 crash carts to rural hospitals; trained over 700 doctors and nurses in pediatric advanced lifesaving skills; and provided 74 university scholarships to poor but academically-talented female ethnic minority students.

Target demographics: disadvantaged children

Direct beneficiaries per year: over 35,000 children

Geographic areas served: Vietnam

Programs: 1. Heartbeat Vietnam: Heart Operations, Family Grants, Continuing Care, and mobile medical Outreach Clinics 2. Critical Response: pediatric emergency lifesaving training and crash cart donations 3. Survive to Thrive: improving the capacity for neonatal care with training and equiment donations 4. A Brighter Path: scholarships for female ethnic minority students

Community Stories

161 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I worked here as an intern for 2 months, and it was such a great experience that I honestly want to come back and work there someday when I finish my study.

At first it was quite boring, obviously: scanning, photocopying, sending mails, etc,.. but after awhile when the staffs feel like I can do more, they really did try finding something more interesting for me to do. This was my first internship, and I think I have asked way too many questions, but they always answer in the best way possible.

The main task for me there was writing biographies of the kids with heart defects . Yes, it was boring, it was endless, and after times you feel like you cannot progress a single word anymore. But lucky for me, I found my way to get through that. I heard many stories from other team members of when they go on Clinic Outreach, when they tried to contact a kid's family, or when they heard a simple reply "She's death." on the phone. Too many stories, some was sad, some was funny, some was weird, and some was so emotionally moving that I kept thinking of it weeks later. I think those stories are what I was there for. More than the goal of saving children, they also acts as a link to connect people to people. I tried to understand the story behind each biography I wrote, although it was exhausting, but it was worthy.

I just love this place and all them members there sooo much!!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am grateful to Vinacapital Foundation (VCF) for being a volunteer of Scar of life 7. I have had previous experiences, as well as I, had a chance to make new friends in here.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am very happy to work here
Everyone here is very enthusiastic with me and giving me new lessons, experiences
Thank you all for helping me finish my job and always be enthusiastic. I am extremely happy to have new friends

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am very happy and happy to be working at the VCF
This is a good environment for learning and experiencing. I am impressed by the way people support each other, and the extremely active and enthusiastic
Thanks to VCF for giving me memories and learning to do here

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is a good program, it helps many people and support them have better life.

Client Served

Rating: 5

On behalf of the girls who had received the scholarship from VCF, I would like to thank VCF for supporting, changing our lives. We can not be us like today without your help. More than an organization, VCF is our home.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

3-month internship at VCF was a valuable experience as I got to meet incredible people and learn many new things. Many thanks to all VCF staff, who have built a cozy family-like working environment, with respect, common goals and communication, as well as supported me like a family member during my time here.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I became connected to the VinaCapital Foundation (VCF) via my public health graduate program. While my internship was only three weeks, I learned so much from VCF's team of dedicated, compassionate staff and volunteers. I hope to continue my relationship with VCF after I return to the U.S.! Thank you!

Faraaz M.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I volunteered at VinaCapital in January 2017. This is truly an exceptional organization, because of its hospitality, its professionalism and its dedication.

1 Van N.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

In my 3 months as an intern at VCF , I had a chance to be one of the first representative of Heartbeat Vietnam in Hanoi. My job was to support Gamuda team in Run For The Heart 2016 event. I've met, worked and became good friends with the nicest people that I can ever imagine. It was the most wonderful time in my life. Thank you VCF, I'm grateful from the bottom of my heart.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

This organization helps a lot of children with heart disease to be healthy and happy again, really amzaming that they have save 5000 children!!!

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is a good program, it helps many people and support them have better life.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been a volunteer for a long time. VCF is a great NGO. It saved a lot of childrens from congenital heart disease. In the other hand, VCF also provided oppotunities for growth through health and education projects.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

When i was a high school student i got a scolarship name "A Brighter Path". It created by VCF and Vu A Dinh. It helped me a lot. Now i become a volunteer of VCF. I write Bio of the childrens who was born with a heart defects. VCF saved many childrens and created some program to help childrens like as Run for the heart, Art for the heart, A Brighter Path, etc...

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I am doctor who was trained by PALS which supported from Vinacapital foundation. I am very enjoy the course

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I was volunteer in Vinacapital Foundation. It is a great NGO where I have worked

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The Vinacapital Foundation provides much valuable to the training courses. Learning from medical specialists is very excited and it provides me with significant insights into my own jobs.

Thank you Vinacapital Foundation.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Deeply thanks to the VinaCapital Foundation. The sessions we learned from your training program are very useful and practical. I do hope that your organization will hold more training programs; sharing and update health information to doctors and nurses in Vietnam...

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Volunteer

Rating: 4

I have been a volunteer for several months of my summer. In my opinion, Heartbeat Vietnam has done a great job of making impacts on undeserved families that have their child/children with congenital heart defects. When I translated the profiles, the stories, and visited the patients at the hospital, I was touched by the family's situation, the emotions that they had been through, and how they overcome to seek help and support. Heartbeat Vietnam has offered more than just a financial relieve: the organization offered to change their identity, their meaning of life, and their stories.

Over these months, I had learned so much. I had learned about the situation of health care in Vietnam in general, I had learned about many different heart defects and how it affected a person's body. I had learned how to communicate, how to talk with a diverse group of people (the Heartbeat staff, the patients' families,...). It was a fantastic experience.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been a volunteer for 8 months at Vinacapital Foundation. I did think that I would be useless until I graduate (two years later). But nope, since I have worked here, I feel that I am doing the best job in this world, called helping and saving children's life. Everything we do there, everything we try now, it comes from the bottom of our hearts, with the hope that "there will not any children who will die with the congenital heart defect". So happy with what I am doing here. Thanks VCF for giving me the opportunity to do this job.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Thank VCF for organizing an useful BLS/APLS training for doctors and nurses. We hope that VCF will expand more training program in the highland area in order that doctors and nurses' skill will be improved.