Board Members


Nguyễn Văn Thân


Thien Chi’s Managing Director/ Director of Tanh Linh district project site

DoB: 1974 (CV)

Lê Thị Yến Hằng


Thien Chi’s Vice-Managing Director/ Director of Duc Linh district project site

DoB: 1971

Profession: Physician (CV)


Trần Vinh Huyển

Thien Chi’s Fundraising Officer

DoB: 1994

Profession: Fundraising

Lương Thị Phi Loan


Director of Ham Thuan Nam district project site 

DoB: 1980

Profession: Aquaculture (CV)



Nguyễn Huỳnh Thu Huyền

Vice-Director of Hàm Thuận Nam project site

DoB: 1980

Profession: Accountant



Nguyễn Thị Ngọc Quyên

Vice-Director of Đức Linh project site

DoB: 1985

Profession: Social worker & community development

Nguyễn Hữu Nghĩa

Vice-Director of Tánh Linh project site

DoB: 1981

Profession:  Agronomy









Thien Chi office in Ham Thuan Nam district

Nga 2, Phu Sum village, Ham My coomune

Ham Thuan Nam district, Binh Thuan province

Tel : +84(0) 252 3 8 99 224


Thien Chi head office

Nga 2, Phu Sum village, Ham My commune,

Ham Thuan Nam district, Binh Thuan province

Tel : +84(0) 252 3 899 224



Thien Chi office in Tanh Linh district

D15, Trai Ca Area, Lac Tanh

Tanh Linh district, Binh Thuan province

Tel: +84(0) 252 3 8 80 655

Email: thienchi.tanhlinh@gmail.com

Thien Chi office in Duc Linh district

36 đường Ngô Quyền, tổ 3, khu phố 6,
Thị trấn Đức Tài,

Duc Linh district, Binh Thuan province

Tel: +84(0) 252 35 10 452

Email: thienchi.duclinh@gmail.com

Thienchi website: thienchi.org


Charter of Thien Chi


The charter aims at clarifying the guiding principles of Thien Chi, to help its members and staff to achieve the goals of the organization and in good coherence. It may also be used for partner organizations to better understand the goals, strategies and limitations of Thien Chi. The charter has been designed by the board, and only the board decides how the charter is applied.

Key principles for Thien Chi

  • Thien Chi is a non profit organization (NGO) which aims to support development programs, based on the following 3 key principles:
    • Development rather than charity: programs and actions are meant to be sustainable, i.e. they can continue after Thien Chi withdraws its financial & technical support. However many social programs cannot become financially sustainable: education, health etc. In this case Thien Chi prefers low costs actions, which make a transfer to local authorities or local organizations easier.
    • With and for the poorest: Thien Chi prefers to work in the poorest areas and for the poorest. Therefore Thien Chi concentrates on the rural areas where most of the poor live. However there are constraints which prevent to choose the poorest regions when administrative controls by the local authorities do not allow the Thien Chi team to operate freely in the field or when Thien Chi does not receive permission easily enough for its funders to pay short visits. Thien Chi limits its area of operation within a reasonable radius, to avoid spending too much time and funds on traveling.
    • Participatory approach: Thien Chi believes that the beneficiaries and everyone in the program areas should be entitled to fully participate in the programs. As a rule Thien Chi does not embark into programs where local participation in terms of time, support, ideas, finances, is poor.
  • Thien Chi only operates in strict conformity with the laws and regulations of Vietnam. As such it does not accept any form of corruption.
  • Thien Chi believes it is important to develop a strong team of young, motivated and competent development workers, which will also be an asset for the development of the country.
  • Thien Chi endeavors to develop constructive relations with other development organizations, inside and outside Vietnam. Rather than competition, cooperation the goal as no one organization can ever pretend to suffice for the development of a region, even small.


Our vision, mission, values


  • We strive for a society of fairness and equality in which poor people understand the issues that hinder local development and are encouraged to take part and work together to overcome challenges and improve the quality of life of their communities.


  • We are a social organization. We cooperate with local and international organizations to support the social and economic developments in the local poor communities.
  • We encourage the poor communities to improve their capacity in solving their own problems.
  • We strive to raise the living, economic and education standards for the communities, with priorities given to women and children.
  • We aim to build cohesiveness, unity and mutual support among the communities and achieve sustainable development.


We support the activities for community development, based on the precept of Lao Tseu – Chinese philosopher




Thien Chi (i.e. “Good Will”) is a Vietnamese non-profit non-government organization for training and social development. It was established in 2004 and was registered by VUSTA (Vietnam Union of Scientific and Training Association) in 2005. Today, Thien Chi operates in 3 districts; Duc Linh, Tanh Linh and Ham Thuan Nam, in the Binh Thuan province in southern Viet Nam.

While Vietnam has made great progress to reduce poverty there is still about 5% of the population in our 3 districts of Binh Thuan province (according to 2016 Government survey statistics) who still live in extreme poverty. Thien Chi is proud to have contributed to this: extreme poverty has been reduced by 75% thanks to our projects.

It is imperative that families receiving support are empowered to contribute to their own well-being and with this philosophy in mind, Thien Chi aims to support, rather than merely provide.

Thien chi has a dedicated, experienced and enthusiastic staff of over 42 employees delivering innovative support services in the areas of microloan, education, health, agriculture, employment creation to families who are living in extreme poverty. Working closely with community representatives and listening to the needs of local people, Thien Chi assesses local concerns and needs first hand.  61 village workers are also employed on a part-time basis and are a unique concept to Thien Chi – they live and work in the villages and closely monitor the progress of all programs. Their acceptance by the local communes and in-depth knowledge of family needs is used as a basis in implementing change and support.