On July 20, as many as 4,500 customers and visitors participated in the Cargill Cares 2013 charity bazaar held by Cargill Vietnam, in Dai Nam tourism resort in the southern province of Binh Duong.
In addition, the US Cargill Group and its staff have also contributed to the fund. Fifty percent of the Cargill Cares funding has been contributed by philanthropists, including customers and providers, while the remainder comes from the Cargill Group staffs. In final, VND10.5 billion has been collected.
“Cargill has built 60 educational facilities through out the nation. From now to 2015, it will complete the target of constructing 75 educational facilities via the charity fund. This year, Cargill Vietnam has built nine schools, from pre-school to higher education in the provinces of Phu Yen, Thanh Hoa, Binh Duong, Phu Tho, Binh Dinh and Bac Kan. Currently, Cargill-sponsored educational facilities are home of 12,000 Vietnamese pupils”, said Mr Chanh Truong, head of Cargill Vietnam Limited.
Over the past 18 years, the fund has contributed VND74.6 billion to charitable activities including providing aid to flood victims, granting over 1,000 scholarships, a lot of school materials to poor students, supplying equipment to orphans/disabled children, built schools in remote areas and supported Vietnamese victims of natural disasters.
The US Cargill Group officially enters the Vietnamese market by establishing Cargill Vietnam Limited in October 1995 (three months after President Bill Clinton announced normalization of relations with Vietnam), specializes in animal feed. It now operates eight plants with a combined capacity of 750,000 tonnes per year, putting the company in the list of top three animal feed producers across the country./.