'Thuy's' home was a flimsy bamboo hut in remote northern Vietnam. It had big gaps in the floor and the roof kept being blown away after severe storms.
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IN VIETNAM, BLUE DRAGON HAS:
- Sent 4,048 kids to school & training
- Provided shelter to 292 girls & boys
- Served 409,383 meals
- Built 82 homes for families
- Distributed 39,587 litres of milk
- Handed out 59,714 kilos of rice
- Reunited 320 runaways with their families
- Taken 1,316 kids for health checks
- Put 7 teens through drug rehab
- Obtained legal papers for 7,950 people
- Rescued 530 trafficked children
- Placed 207 teens in jobs
- Played 2,012 games of soccer!
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