This year alone, Hoa Hao Buddhist followers contributed more than VND37.7 billion to the building of 2,020 houses for the poor and the provision of free meals to poor patients. Their donations have helped build 36 bridges and upgrade more than 100 km of rural roads.
The provincial leaders praised the Hoa Hao Buddhist followers for their active participation in social and charity activities and their contributions to the national unity and socio-economic development.
The Hoa Hao Buddhist Sect was founded by Venerable Prophet Huynh in An Giang province in 1939 and has expanded to 15 provinces and cities. The sect has more than 2 million followers. It has established 304 local managing committees and 39 places of worship.