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Support HCMC Families impacted by COVID-19 - Rice for Life Program

Updated: Aug 25, 2021

Vietnam has successfully faced down three waves of Covid-19 and the country’s success maintaining economic development while containing the spread of the coronavirus has been applauded widely and often. The resilience of the Vietnamese people and the government’s prevention measures have brought the nation this far.

With the recent emergence of the fourth wave, Vietnam faces a new challenge. Many families’ lives have been disrupted by circumstances beyond their control making times difficult - especially for communities of lower means.

To support families in need during this challenging time, CanCham is bringing back our

Rice for Life Program, an impactful CSR initiative conceived during the 2020 Covid-19 pandemic which identifies communities most impacted to provide rice to families in need. With the current restrictions in place, many workers and households are struggling to sustain their families with much-reduced income as non-essential businesses are either shut-down or partially open.

Last year, the Rice for Life program donated 39.5 tonnes of rice and supported 7,151 families. This time, we hope to help even more people whose livelihoods have been badly affected by the current wave of COVID-19 in Vietnam, especially in Ho Chi Minh City.

Help us make a difference in our community.

CanCham is calling for donations from our members, partners, and supporters to help us in supporting more families in need during the COVID-19 pandemic. 65,000VND (about 3USD) is all it takes to give 5kg of rice to a family.

5 Families - VND 337,500

10 Families - VND 675,000

25 Families - VND 1,637,500

50 Families - VND 3,375,000

We accept both large corporate and personal donations

Thank you in advance for your support and contributions and please also share the details to your network. Every person reached and every donation made helps to support families in need!

Donations can be sent to the below account. Please indicate that your transfer is for rice donation!


Account Name: CANCHAM

Account Number: (VND) 127 985 332

Bank Name: VPBank – Ben Thanh Branch

Bank Address: 1-1A-2 Ton Duc Thang St, D.1, HCMC, Vietnam

Transfer Reference: Rice for Life Donation


Bank Name: HSBC Bank (Vietnam) Ltd

Bank Address: 235 Dong Khoi St, D.1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Account Name: Canadian Chamber of Commerce in VN

Account Number: (USD) 001-038496-102


We appreciate your understanding as cash donations are not preferred with social distancing measures in place.

For more information about donations, please contact Ms Nhung at

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