16:02 | 18/11/2019 Economy
(VEN) - The Korea Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam (KOCHAM) raised VND4 billion plus for charity on November 14, 2019 in Ho Chi Minh City.
KOCHAM’s biggest event of the year received sponsorship in cash and gifts from 149 Korean businesses to raise VND4.37 billion.
KOCHAM is the official association of Korean businesses investing in Central and Southern Vietnam.
It has held the "KOCHAM Charity Night" every year since 2004, encourage Korean businesses in the country to raise funds for charity organizations to support children, disabled people, and poor patients. The funds are used for many activities including cataract surgery for poor patients, hospitalization of disadvantaged children and scholarships for poor students.
The event has gained in popularity, attracting increased support from Korean businesses.
The money and gifts raised on the 16th "KOCHAM Charity Night" will be donated to: a Ho Chi Minh City agency that provides care for disabled children; an agency that helps orphans and poor patients in Binh Duong Province; a center for orphans and disabled people in Dong Nai Province; a social sponsoring center in Long An Province; and the Ba Ria-Vung Tau Association of Victims of Agent Orange/Dioxin.
The funds will also supporting cataract surgeries for poor patients at the Ho Chi Minh City Eye Hospital, medical fees for disadvantaged children; and scholarships for poor students to study Korean...
KOCHAM's charity fund is also used for building charity houses, giving Tet gifts and supporting people affected by natural disasters.