Vietnam is a Southeast Asian country located on the eastern coast of the Indochina Peninsula. The country is bordered by China to the north, Laos to the northwest, and Cambodia to the southwest. Vietnam’s 2,140 miles of coastline border the South China Sea with mountainous regions rising further inland. At its narrowest point, Vietnam is around 31 miles across. The country’s landscape is full of mountains and tropical rainforests. Rice paddies and jungle regions are fed by beautiful rivers and teem with a diversity of wildlife. This diversity of life is made famous throughout the world by the delicately balanced flavors of Vietnamese cuisine. Today, Vietnam is a densely populated country with a young population, growing economy, and a stable political system.
Crushed and desolate in the wake of the Vietnam War, the Vietnamese have struggled through decades of extreme poverty and hunger. In recent years, the communist government has begun to loosen restrictions on trade and improving foreign relations.
Backed by the generous support of our partners, Food for the Hungry is committed to partnering with Vietnamese leaders and impoverished communities to improve the quality of life for these precious people.