Vina-America Volunteer Organizations for Indochina Affairs, Inc. is a United States Non-Governmental Organization (N.G.O), as defined under the Internal Revenue Service section 501(c): organization for tax exemption status, called non-profit organizations and under section 509(a) a publicly-supported organization.

The organization was established on March 1989 in the State of Delaware by Dr. Robert Q. Lam, DBA, JD. A Vietnam Veteran (1958-1977)

In order to reflect our actual activities in Vietnam, the organization filed a certificate of Amendment with the Secretary of the State of Delaware on March 17th 1999 at 9 A.M., changing its name to:


During the last 30 years the Foundation has assisted several hundred thousand of needy families in the remote and disadvantage areas throughout the central and southern of Vietnam without the benefit of a formal office until September 15th 2003.

Endorsed by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on August 21st 2018 and received Consular Authentication on 24th August, 2018 from the Embassy of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam in the United States of America, signed and sealed by Mrs. Quach Thi Kieu Anh, First Secretary of the Embassy.

Our Mission is to provide financial assistance, social services to support of charitable and humanitarian causes for the people of Vietnam in the remote and disadvantage areas throughout Vietnam through three principal activities:

  • Social Services
  • Social Sustainable Economic Development
  • Social Politics
The Foundation has two principal goals:

  • First is to eradicate hunger reduce poverty and raise the living standard of the people in Vietnam consistent with the Millennium Development agenda of the United Nations.
  • Second is to cooperate, support and participate with other NGO various domestic, nation and international private group, governmental organizations in the process of turning Vietnam socialist country into Free Market Economy.
The Foundation has its priority to effectively mobilize all existing resources as well as creating new one in order to fulfill the following Foundation’s objectives:

  • Promoting rapid and sustainable economic growth while ensuring social progress and equality particularly in developing agriculture and rural areas through private sectors, ensuring food security, creating new jobs, new opportunities, greater support to women, children in the remote and disadvantage areas and eliminating regional and ethnic inequities.
  • Providing education and vocation training to promote economic literacy to small business owners and the youth to increase their understanding in entrepreneurial endeavors and the require factors to succeed in the free market economy.
  • Beneficiaries will be given tools and skills enabling them to realize their future as part of the growing global economy.
  • Equalizing business environment and sustainable economic development of small and medium-sized enterprises through their future and project development and finance.
  • Supporting structural reforms particularly State-Owned Enterprises (SOE) through privatization and restructuring “income & export growth and developing overseas” niche markets to distribute local products.
  • Assisting human developing and reducing inequality with priority to quantifiable access to health, education services, gender equality, improvement of ethnic & rural people’s livelihoods. Thus, our overall focus is on urban poverty particularly health care, employment, income, and ensuring access to these services.


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