Dear Friend,  
Each day brings fresh reminders of the importance and urgency of our work. Just this week Huong Hoa residents Ho Van Tam and Ho Van Nhoc contacted our teams to report a cluster bomb they discovered while working on their small farm. When PeaceTrees responded to the call-out, our team found 60 volatile cluster munitions buried in the ground. These cluster munitions were located near the Laos border, close to the site of the PeaceTrees newest project, the Ra Man Kindergarten, which will be built on safely cleared land over the next few months.  
This lifesaving work is only possible because of concerned, generous supporters like you. And, because there is so much left for us to do, we are grateful to have you standing with us and with the people of Vietnam to address the legacy of the Vietnam War and provide safety and opportunity to thousands of families.  
With appreciation,
Claire Yunker, Executive Director

PS: We warmly invite you to travel with PeaceTrees Vietnam as a citizen diplomat in January, March, or September 2018. If you would like to learn more, click here

PeaceTrees Vietnam's 22nd Anniversary Luncheon

Thank you for joining us to honor 22 years of working alongside communities in central Vietnam, building trust and cooperation, sponsoring safe clearance of unexploded ordnance, and returning the land to productivity and safety. Thanks to our donors, volunteers, and speakers, the 22nd Anniversary Luncheon was a huge success. Together as a community we raised $273,000 for lifesaving work in Quang Tri Province, Vietnam. We are humbled by the generosity that made this possible—thank you for your support.

Groundbreaking for Ra Man Kindergarten - November 7th
Thanks to generous donors, PeaceTrees broke ground this week on a kindergarten in Ra Man Village, Huong Hoa District. The village's population is 721 people, and 66% of village households live below the poverty line. Only half of the kindergarten age children in village are able to attend school. 
This new kindergarten will provide 30 children with an early education that will improve their chances of sucess in primary school. They will also have access to clean water and nutritious food, and a safe place to play and learn.
We are excited to see the Ra Man kindergarten open for use in the coming year!
To learn more about kindergartens under construction, including Da Krong Kindergarten which broke ground in September, click here.

2016 Annual Report

Our 2016 Annual Report is now available online and can be accessed here. It includes information about our accomplishments in 2016: clearance statistics, financial statements, the expansion of the Healthful Gardens for Healthy Children Project, construction of the Friends Forever Kindergarten, and details about our ongoing Black Pepper Project. 
Join us on #GivingTuesday, November 28th, to celebrate the importance of giving back and help create lasting change in Quang Tri Province.

Your support makes a meaningful difference. We want to extend our sincere gratitude to all of our donors and recognize that your generosity is what makes our work in Central Vietnam possible. Thank you for your support!

Palladium Jewelry is hosting a holiday sample sale and all proceeds benefit PeaceTrees Vietnam! If you are looking for unique jewelry and to support a great cause, here are some details!
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