Projects

City folks often enjoy the feeling of empty and airy roads during long holidays like Tet. The city with few people has become beautiful and lovely thanks to a few wealthy townspeople who have been on holiday and also thanks to most immigrants coming back home to after a hard year. The disparity in living standards between the city and the countryside has drawn many immigrants to the city.


We have seen a lot of immigrants live frugally, eat breakfast a little late, sometimes fast at noon to wait until the afternoon to save a decent amount of money for their parents, husband, wife, and their childs… Cycling for tens of kilometers a day, not enough food and suffering… so many people who make a living to the hardest endure it. There are also residents of the city who sometimes fall into poverty, and have also had to fast like that. Many poor students who spend their money on school desperately need cheap meals. While we enjoy enjoying office lunch in the melodious music and cool air of the air conditioner, chances are many people have to drink water to forget hunger.


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The idea of ​​making a cheap eatery at 2000 VND price has been successfully deployed by the Toi Cuu Mang charity group on Ngo Quyen District 10 and also developed by the group of Ms. Nguyen Thi Khanh My at Lu Gia area. We bow our heads in respect and gratitude to these charitable groups. You are doing well and making success. We would like to imitate you and create more places to provide cheap meals.


Currently, Smile eatery/restaurant system has established 6 places:


***** 1st Smile Eatery

Head: Mr. Nam Dong

Address: 385 Cach Mang Thang 8, Ward 13, District 10, HCMC

Service day:  From Monday to Saturday


***** 2nd Smile Eatery

Head: Ms. Phan Thi Chau

Address: 170 Tan Son Nhi, Tan Son Nhi Ward, Tan Phu District, HCMC

Service day:  From Monday to Saturday


***** 4th Smile Eatery

Head: Mr. Vo Tan Hung

Address: 148 Ben Van Don, District 4

Service day: Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday


***** 6th Smile Eatery

Head: Mr. Nam Dong

Address: 11 Nguyen Huy Luong, Ward 14, Binh Thanh District, HCMC.

Service day:  From Monday to Saturday


 ***** 7th Smile Eatery

Head: Mr. Phan Hong Hai

Address: 68/12 Lu Gia, Ward 15, District 11, HCMC

Service day: Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday


***** 8th Smile Eatery

Head: Mr. Vo Anh Dung

Address: 846 Huynh Tan Phat, Tan Phu Ward, District 7

Service day: Monday, Wednesday and Friday


***** 9th Smile Eatery

Address: 17A Tran Dinh Xu, Cau Kho Ward, Distric 1

Service day: Monday, Wednesday and Friday


***** Peace & Happiness Shop in Thanh Khe – Da Nang

Head: Mr. Nguyen Duy Duc

Address: 68 Ly Trien, An Khe ward, Thanh Khe district, Da Nang

Service day: From Monday to Friday


***** Peace & Happiness Shop in Mai Linh – Quang Tri

Head: Mr. Nguyen Duy Ai

Address: 206/7 Tran Hung Dao, Mai Linh, Quang Tri

Service day: From Monday to Friday


***** Peace & Happiness Shop in Pleiku – Gia Lai

Address: 50 Thong Nha, Ia Kring Ward, Pleiku, Gia Lai

Service day:Monday, Wednesday and Friday


***** Peace & Happiness Shop in Vinh – Nghe An

Address: 75 Phung Khac Khoan, Hung Dung Ward, Vinh, Nghe An

Service day:Monday, Wednesday and Friday


***** Peace & Happiness Shop in Ninh Kieu – Can Tho

Address: 70 Vo Van Kiet, An Hoa Ward, Ninh Kieu, Can Tho

Service day:Monday, Wednesday and Friday


***** Peace & Happiness Shop in Dong Da – Ha Noi

Address: No.136, 88 lane Tran Quy Cap, Van Chuong Ward, Dong Da, Ha Noi

Service day:Monday, Wednesday and Friday


***** Peace & Happiness Shop in Long Xuyen – An Giang

Address: 50 Tran Khanh Du, My Xuyen Ward, Long Xuyen Town, An Giang Province

Service day: Monday – Wednesday – Friday


***** Peace & Happiness Shop in Tan Trieu – Ha Noi

Address: 284 Yen Xa, Tan Trieu Commune, Thanh Tri District, Ha Noi City

Service day: From Monday to Saturday

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    Located at: 284 Yen Xa, Tan Trieu Commune, Thanh Tri District, Ha Noi City Business day: Fron Mon to Sat Opened: 20/7/2021 Phone: 097 207 1234 (Mr.Sơn)
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    Located at: 50 Tran Khanh Du, My Xuyen Ward, Long Xuyen, An Giang Province Business day: Mon-Wed-Fri Opened: 5/4/2022 Phone: 0939 540 504 (Ms.Ngoc)
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    Located at 136/88 Tran Quy Cap, Van Chuong Ward, Dong Da District, Ha Noi City Head of shop: Mr.Nguyen Cao Son Business day: From Mon to Sat Opened: 14/12/2022 Phone: 097 207 1234 (Mr.Sơn)
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    The first cheap meal restaurant in Mekong Delta. Located at 73 Vo Van Kiet, An Hoa Ward, Ninh Kieu District, Can Tho City. Business day: Mon - Wed - Fri Opened: 30/11/2020 Phone: 0932834559 (Ms.Linh), 0706625757 (Ms. Quyen)
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    The first restaurant with cheap meals in The North of Vietnam
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    The 10th 2,000 dong restaurant of Lotus Charity Foundation and this is the first one in Highland Region. The shop located at 50 Thong nhat Street, Ia Ring Ward, Pleiku Town, Gia Lai Province
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    Located at 206/7 Tran Hung Dao Street, Ward 2, Quang Tri Province Bussiness days: From Mon to Sat Phone: Mr. Duy Ái (0905 031 368) or Ms. Linh (0905 929 519)
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    Thanh Khe - Da Nang Peace & Happiness Shop is a part of cheap meals project of Lotus Charity Foundation. This is the first shop located out of HCMC and run with new model. Common lunch is 2,000 VND and vegetarian will be serve only 1,000VND. Moreover, there are soft skill classes for needy people.
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    Located at 17A Tran Dinh Xu Street, Cau Kho Ward, District 1, HCM
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    Located at 846 Huynh Tan Phat Street, Tan Phu Ward, District 7, HCMC Phone: 0901 315826 (Mr. Nhiên) or 077 741 5828 (Ms. Vân) Business days: Mon - Wed - Fri
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    Located at 68/12 Lữ Gia Street, Ward 15, District 11, HCMC Phone: 0902 515 490 (Mr. Minh Nghĩa) or 0363 477 066 (Ms. Hoàng Anh) Head of shop: Mr. Nguyễn Minh Nghĩa Business days: Tue - Thu - Sat
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    Located at 11 Nguyen Huy Luong, Ward 14, Binh Thanh District Phone: 0906.805.838 (Ms. Châu) or 093.889.7154 (Ms. Huệ) Head of shop: Mr. Nam Đồng Business day: From Mon to Sat
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    Located ad 148 Ben Van Don, Ward 6, District 4, HCMC Phone: 0909167249 (Ms.Nhung) or 089 668 9505 (Ms. Trúc Tâm) Head of shop: Mr. Võ Tấn Hùng. Business day: Tue - Thu - Sat
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    Located at 170 Tan Son Nhi Street, Tan Son Nhi Ward, Tan Phu District, HCMC Phone: 0906.805.838 (Ms. Châu) or 0348 652 508 (Ms.Thu Vân) Head of shop: Ms. Phan Thị Châu. Business day: From Mon to Sat
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    Located at 385 Cach Mang Thang 8 Street, Ward 13 , District 10. Contact: 0906.805.838 (Ms. Châu) Business days: From Mon to Sat
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    Quán cơm xã hội Nụ Cười 3 đã ngưng hoạt động từ cuối tháng 12/2018, Quán cơm Xã hội Nụ Cười 8 sẽ tiếp tục hoạt động trợ giúp suất ăn giá rẻ tại địa chỉ này.

We only have a part of the population that are covered by health insurance. And we have quite a lot of low-income people, living in remote areas, lacking medical and social knowledge. Even up to the higher level hospitals in the city, there are still many unhappy life scenes. Sometimes just looking at the amount on the prescription, the test order, the payment request will cause both the patient and the family headache, dizzying. Even food and transportation to the hospital cannot be afforded, how can they be treated. So they escaped from the hospital and went home, used simple Vietnamese herbs to get by, and endured the pain.


There have been many charitable groups and donors who regularly help poor patients. And we, the Charity Fund, also contribute a little bit of it. We don’t expect to do much but it is better to give a little than nothing. The project is gradually building a team of Volunteers who stay in the hospital to provide medical assistance to poor patients. The process, support criteria, etc. are increasingly completed with the best efforts.

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Poor patients worry when buying medicine. Photo of Tuoi Tre newspaper dated August 17, 2012


The precursor of this project is “Pain Relief Fund” implemented by a charity group in collaboration with Weekend Saigon Entrepreneur Magazine, in 2004. Please quote the 2004 open letter for donation.


There is a certain afternoon of relaxation, sitting and thinking about my life, the passages of life, the happiness will come. There are days of overwhelming happiness, some days of hardship. Then think about the life that will come, who can be sure that they will be happiness forever. Happiness can sometimes be grasped in the hand with an eternal and optimistic will, but calamity is very extreme. Whoever dares to claim forever that their health is so plentiful that their sickness never overlooks. In the scourges of life, sickness will come to people like an unstoppable, inanimate force. The best attitude towards this type of disaster is that of waiting, no matter what kind of medical care you are receiving in the world.


Fortunately, we still have the capacity to be cured if one day illness comes knocking on the door. But many others do not. One afternoon you try to go to an after-hours clinic that specializes in oncology. In the few dozen patients who come to the clinic, there will be a few positive cancer patients who have metastasized. Maybe it was a austere man from some upland field in Lam Dong, homeless in an old piece of shirt, walking spindly thanks to the guidance of his sick daughter. Sometimes he was a bright-eyed boy from the West. Both his father and mother left the field and took him to Saigon for medical treatment. They are both poor in poverty and austerity. And they are very similar in attitude of being dumbfounded when they hear the doctor explain about the end-stage cancer that they unfortunately have. Then followed by a series of days of healing, writhing physical pain, and a catastrophe that fell on the whole family, which was also very difficult to get dressed. Every day in hospitals in this city, there are few people like that, relatives in the family look at each other in a daze before the disaster so suddenly, die when reading the results of a grimly positive test. my illness. Then a long series of days later in the hospital bed, when the great savings will eventually go away because they cannot follow the long battle of sickness, the patient and their relatives just look at each other and wait for death, desperate suffering on the sick body, but the helpless suffering of the rest who watched their loved ones groan was equally tragic.


Just one dose of pain reliever, a suitable treatment medicine is what the patient need to ease the pain, more luckily overcome pain, fight the disease with the chance to recover and heal. Just a simple case of a few hundred thousand, a few million VND but sometimes becomes a terrible burden of pressure on poor patient families. It becomes a magical dream as if a blessing high up in heaven. The “impossible” sometimes becomes “possible”, despair turns into hope if only some money is needed at the moment.

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    Quần quật làm việc nuôi gia đình, trong người mang bao nhiêu căn bệnh nhưng không biết. Đến khi đổ bệnh, tình trạng đã biến chuyển nặng nhưng không có BHYT, chi phí điều trị hơn 100 triệu, 2 chiếc xe máy làm phương tiện mưu sinh của cả gia đình cũng phải bán đi.
    Donation 8,990,000₫
    Mobilization 28,000,000₫
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    Chú Trần T.Q, sinh năm 1960 quê ở Bình Định nhưng đã vào Tp.HCM hơn 20 năm nay. Chú bị K đại tràng và được chỉ định phẫu thuật từ tháng 11/2021 nhưng sau dịch bệnh, kinh tế gia đình đã thiếu thốn thì nay lại khốn khó trăm lần, công việc 2 vợ chồng bấp bênh, tiền học của các con đều phải vay mượn và trả góp hàng tháng nên vẫn chưa nhập viện điều trị. Ở nhà, chú uống thuốc cầm chừng, nén từng cơn đau suốt nhiều tháng qua.
    Donation 10,710,000₫
    Mobilization 20,000,000₫
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    Sức khỏe không tốt, phải cấp cứu phẫu thuật bắt con khi thai nhi chưa đủ ngày tháng. Con vừa chào đời đã phải xa mẹ, bé bao nhiêu ngày tuổi là bấy nhiêu ngày người mẹ phải chịu đau đớn điều trị từ bệnh viện địa phương đến bệnh viện Chợ Rẫy.
    Donation 9,426,251₫
    Mobilization 19,000,000₫
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    Trải qua gần nửa năm điều trị tổn thương ở tay và chân do tai nạn lao động. Anh T bị đoạn đi 1 phần ở cả 2 tay lẫn 2 chân. Từ một lao động chính trong gia đình, nay phải phụ thuộc tất cả vào sự hỗ trợ của người nhà. Sau thời gian điều trị, kinh tế cạn kiệt, tinh thần sa sút, anh mong muốn có thể được lắp chi giả để không chỉ có thể vận động được mà để đi làm và nuôi gia đình.
    Donation 21,386,051₫
    Mobilization 25,000,000₫
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    Mr.Trần V.M, born in 1964 at Bà Rịa-Vũng Tàu, he and his wife are freelancer. M mow the lawn, are hired to cleaning edge, his wife hawks stuff in front of school gate at local to cover all expenses for their family. While he was bite by snake, treating cost is reaching 100 million VND without Health Insurance.
    Donation 13,323,459₫
    Mobilization 23,000,000₫
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    A mother with three children, there is one disability child because of polio fever since 6 months old, she had been trying too much to earn children’s living though lack of condition circumstance. Unexpected accident, the mother is suffering every day pain when both arms and legs are partially amputated due to too much damage; the children are helpless, the family's budget is exhausted.
    Donation 61,989,108₫
    Mobilization 40,000,000₫
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    Only one month was born, N was diagnosed congenital heart in a break and upset of a young 18 years old mother. With tiny and weak health must suffer the pain day by day, shortness of breath, cyanosis in a painful and incapacity of his family. Difficult circumstance, observing, medical evaluation during pregnant period was not taken care rightly, his father was not able to look after, companion with mother and baby in the most hardest time. All concern is handled by grandmother, a factory worker, is carrying all surgery cost nearly 100 million that seems over limit of this small family.
    Donation 26,362,731₫
    Mobilization 25,000,000₫
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    Nguyen T.T.V was born in 2009 from An Giang in disavatage family.Due to difficult circumstance family, she has to drop out of school because lack of equipment to study online during epidemic and stay at home take care of younger sisters
    Donation 29,062,055₫
    Mobilization 25,000,000₫
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    Carrying serious illness more than 25 years, half of this T is almost in hospital. They are farming family but they do not have any acres for cultivating, his father is wage earner, mother sells vegetables across river in local besides sells stewed corn on squeaky bike in order to cover all for family expenses and ready in spirit dropping their child to hospital anytime.
    Donation 35,879,000₫
    Mobilization 30,000,000₫
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    Ms Đoàn T. M, was born in 1954 at Đồng Nai province. Unfortunately, her husband soon passed away since then she has been living with daughter’s family. She is getting sick thorough all year but her relatives have not still purchased Medical Care Insurance for her yet. Each time she fall ill, permanent visit to local clinic and then takes some temporarily curing medicines. In the end of last Feb, Ms M got sick suddenly, shortness of breath at night. Her relatives dropped her to Thủ Đức Hospital on time in fortune and transferred to Respiratory for treatment. She is diagnosed pneumonia, urinary tract infections, degenerative spine back and bacterial digestive infections. She is carrying the skinny body but she keeps trying hard to face serious diseases.
    Donation 13,600,683₫
    Mobilization 12,000,000₫
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    Hơn 60 tuổi, cô Nguyễn Thị Sanh, ở huyện Bình Chánh - TP.HCM phải trải qua biết bao nỗi bất hạnh của đời người. Mất chồng, mất nhà rồi mất con, cô chỉ có một ước mơ đó là được đi lại như một người bình thường, được bán vé số mưu sinh để nuôi nấng đứa cháu nội duy nhất học hành nên người cũng trở nên quá xa vời khi vết thương ở đôi chân từ một vụ bị đụng xe cách đây 1 năm liên tục hành hạ khiến cô đau đớn.
    Donation 38,850,000₫
    Mobilization 16,000,000₫
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    Mr. Dieu Giang, born in 1993, is a co-treasurer of the Stieng ethnic minority living in Son Trung village, Duc Hanh commune, Bu Gia Map district, Binh Phuoc province. On the way home from work, he had a traffic accident and had to be in emergency at Cho Ray hospital with multiple injuries that required surgery to save his life.
    Donation 17,515,500₫
    Mobilization 17,000,000₫
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    Nhìn bé Dương Khánh Minh, mới chỉ 6 tháng tuổi đã phải dùng máy thở không khỏi xót xa. Bé bị chuẩn đoán bị bệnh tim bẩm sinh, không có lỗ van động mạch phổi, đang cần 15 triệu đóng tiền viện phí để tiến hành ca phẫu thuật đầu tiên trong hành trình tìm lại một cuộc đời bình thường như bao đứa trẻ khác.
    Donation 18,500,000₫
    Mobilization 15,000,000₫
    Deduct funds 0₫
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    Bé Đinh Vũ Hoàng Long, sinh ngày 3/1/2019, quê quán ở Trảng Bom, Đồng Nai Bé nhập viện được hơn 1 tuần nay do bị khó thở, bác sĩ chẩn đoán bị rối loạn nhịp tim cần chi phí 30 triệu đặt máy tạo nhịp để duy trì sự sống.
    Donation 10,800,000₫
    Mobilization 10,000,000₫
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Emergency relief programs

Emergency assistance projects for people in areas hit by natural disasters, storms and floods

Education and skill training programs

With the belief that only through education can poor children have a chance to change their fate. Lotus Charity Foundation has implemented a number of Education Projects to help poor children having more possibilities to go to school. The Fund hopes to receive the support of benefactors.

Below are some ongoing projects of Lotus Charity Foundation:

+ 3rd Smile Project – I go to school:

Head of project: Mr. Tran Trong Thuc

Sponsor and supervise the education of poor children who cannot go to school or are in danger of dropping out.

+ 7th Smile Project- Helping orphans

Head of project: Mr. Nguyen Ngoc Nghia

Sponsoring education for orphans in orphanages, compassion houses, and shelters.

+ 2nd Smile Project – School of love:

Head of project: Ms. Phan Thi Chau

Overtime classes give poor children a chance to learn

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    Dự án Nụ Cười 3 - Em đến trường là dự án Hỗ trợ giáo dục đầu tiên được Quỹ Từ thiện Bông Sen triển khai do ông Trần Trọng Thức làm chủ nhiệm dự án. Dự án gồm hai chương trình miễn phí là lo việc học cho trẻ em hoàn cảnh khó khăn, cung cấp suất ăn dinh dưỡng cho học sinh nghèo.

Construction programs

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    Cập nhật ngày 29/11/2018 Quỹ Từ thiện Bông Sen đã chuyển số tiền 22.450.000 đồng đến người dân tại tuyến Kênh Phèn. Con đường bê tông, niềm mong mỏi của bao thế hệ gần 50 năm nay đã thành hiện thực. Người dân và các em nhỏ không còn nỗi sợ bùn lầy, trơn trượt, đường sá khó đi. Con đường bê tông thẳng tắp, bằng phẳng trải dài là niềm vui không sao kể siết của người dân tại tuyến Kênh Phèn.
    Donation 22,450,000₫
    Mobilization 22,000,000₫
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Construction projects such as Supporting houses for the lonely elderly, building bridges to help people escape poverty, schools for children in remote areas, projects to supply clean water to rural areas, etc.

Support Means of Living

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    Whenever we return to Nha May Man to get information, we are filled with energy by the delighted faces of those who are going to receive electrical 3-wheel bikes and we also feel fretty when seeing other people expecting a vehicle to facilitate their earning. Each person has his or her own story but what they have in common is extraordinary energy of life.
    Donation 51,509,500₫
    Mobilization 60,000,000₫
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    The work accident happened suddenly make him the badly wounded of spine also effect to the activity of his legs could not stand and move as well as before. All of depend to the wheelchair which was supported by charity. Although having weak legs but Du still try his best daily for loving and cherish every member of his family. Leave this work, catch another one in order to make a living, help his wife does not single handed managing or children are drop out of school.
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    Có ít nhất mười ngàn người khuyết tật chi dưới trên cả nước đang phải vượt lên số phận nghiệt ngã để kiếm sống, để tồn tại. Quỹ Bông Sen đã hợp tác thiết kế và sản xuất thành công xe ba bánh điện để hỗ trợ người khuyến tật mưu sinh. Quỹ kêu gọi giới thiệu ứng viên phù hợp để được mua giảm giá đến 98% giá trị xe.