Lovers of the Holy Cross sisters began teaching near Hanoi in 1996. On Jan. 5, the nuns opened a new building with 12 large classrooms to accommodate growing demand for their care and teaching. Next year, the school plans to enroll 70 more children, bringing the total to 350 students.
Global Sisters Report: Sisters counteract Vietnam's massive use of pesticides and herbicides by educating farmers about health risks, and how to grow organic food such as vegetables, fruits and beans.
For the past two years, the Daughters of Mary Immaculate sisters in Hue have focused on getting mobility equipment for people who otherwise could not leave their houses to interact with neighbors, visit family and, importantly, do things like sell lottery tickets to support themselves.
Eco Catholic: Women religious fill in for government assistance to farmers in Central Vietnam whose crops were destroyed by unseasonable heavy rains in May that officials are attributing to the effects of climate change.