Bayer Vietnam employees take up community work

June 22, 2023 | 11:37
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Bayer Vietnam is giving back to the community by implementing a series of corporate social responsibility activities.
Bayer Vietnam employees take up community work
Those who have joined the programme are expected to increase their annual income by at least 25 per cent

On June 9, Bayer Vietnam tied up with the Anh Duong Community Development and Support Center to organise a day of volunteering as part of the Better Living Conditions project to support underserved families in the Mekong Delta province of Hau Giang.

Within the scope of the project, Bayer Vietnam carries out three key activities. Firstly, the company offers livelihood support including seeds, farm tools, equipment, and technical training to help underprivileged households start a farming business.

The second activity is to improve living conditions for families whose earnings are below the poverty threshold. Therefore, they can get better access to safe housing, clean water, community health services, and schooling opportunities for young children. Last but not least, Bayer Vietnam provides knowledge training on the topics of health, self-care, and family planning for women.

So far, more than 135 farmers and 300 local women have benefited from the project. Those who have joined the programme are expected to increase their annual income by at least 25 per cent. Covering 2022 and 2023, it aims to improve livelihoods, incomes, and quality of life for at least 500 underprivileged households and individuals in the locality.

Nguyen Thi Thu Ngan, a representative of the first household to receive a biogas system, expressed her gratitude.

“My family as well as many underprivileged households in this small hamlet all feel grateful to receive support from Bayer Vietnam and the Anh Duong centre. We were helped not only materially, but also spiritually,” Ngan said. “For the first time in my backyard, I have a biogas system to treat pig manure more hygienically, keep the air we breathe fresher, and save money on buying fuel for cooking.”

This event has also attracted many Bayer Vietnam volunteers who are eager to support the local community with farming, installing clean water purification equipment or biogas systems for families in need.

Volunteer Mai Do said, “The heat in Hau Giang province cannot stop our staff from being enthusiastic to contribute to the community. I have been with Bayer for 12 years and feel very fortunate to participate in many volunteer activities, joining the mission of the corporation. I believe that every small thing we do will help many families have a better life.”

Ho Thi Kim Chuc, director of the Anh Duong Community Development and Support Center, said, “We are delighted to join with Bayer Vietnam to develop and implement this community project in Hau Giang. This project is very practical and especially meaningful in the context of local communities having to deal with various economic challenges.”

Ingo Brandenburg, general director of Bayer Vietnam, added, “We believe it is important to contribute to the society’s future viability and create values in diverse ways. Within the scope of our social commitment, we make targeted strategic commitments in the areas of science and education, health, social needs, and community projects. We partner with non-governmental organisations and non-profit organisations with significant contributions in their respective sectors to supporting their initiatives carried out by them.”

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By Thanh Van

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