PeaceTrees Vietnam sponsors demining and mine risk education, survivor assistance, citizen diplomacy trips and community building projects in partnership with the people of Quang Tri Province.
PeaceTrees Vietnam was the first international, nongovernmental organization to conduct demining work in Vietnam. In 15 years, PeaceTrees Vietnam has destroyed over 54,000 pieces of unexploded ordinance, provided mine risk education to more than 66,000 children and adults, and planted more than 41,000 indigenous trees, in addition to many other successes.
PeaceTrees Vietnam was founded with the primary goal of rebuilding relationships between the United States and Vietnam, which they continue to successfully achieve through citizen diplomacy trips. To date, over 450 citizen diplomas have traveled to Vietnam with PeaceTrees, including students and faculty from Edmonds Community College and the University of Washington. In addition, PeaceTrees works with local government organizations to identify the communities most in need and works to eliminate barriers to successful community development, such as landmine removal and providing women with access to microcredit loans.
In addition to receiving support from a multitude of individual donors, several charitable foundations, local businesses, and an annual luncheon, PeaceTrees is also supported by the United States Department of State, Office of Weapons Removal and Abatement—marking their expertise in landmine removal and education and strong relationships with local communities dedicated to clearing viable farmland of explosive remnants of war.
(Evaluated by the Seattle International Foundation, a supporting organization of The Seattle Foundation)
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