Enda Vietnam

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Enda Vietnam was founded in 1993 and officially licensed in 1997. Enda Vietnam’s mission is to work with local communities to develop environmental, social, and economic strategies to improve the wellbeing of the poor and underprivileged among the Vietnamese population, all of which is in accordance with the governmental objective of equality of life for all. Enda Vietnam is engaged in promoting human dignity, pluralism, cultural diversity and equality between sexes.


Enda Vietnam’s vision is that of a “Vietnamese society where people can live together in a peaceful, democratic and equal manner and a Vietnamese society where governments, citizens and social organizations strengthen each other in order to fight  poverty and injustice as well as to build healthy environment conditions.”

The exchange of experiences is equally important in training methods, auto-assistance and education. This exchange is carried out thanks to exchange activities between community groups. In this manner, Enda Vietnam tries to encourage understanding and solidarity between communities from different cities. Enda Vietnam believes in both local and national solutions which will then lead to mutual support between developing countries, particularly those in Asia.


In order to reach this objective, Enda Vietnam believes in the importance of fostering good relationships between communities at the local and national level. These relationships will in turn impact relationships on a larger scale and lead to greater understanding and mutual support between developing countries, but in particular those in Asia. With that end in mind, Enda Vietnam considers community development as its core approach to achieve beneficial situations for all (WIN-WIN relations)

  • The following represent some key components of Enda Vietnam’s community development approach:
  • Community infrastructure upgrading
  • Support of private waste collectors and recyclers
  • Advocacy and consulting for policy change
  • Development of appropriate financial mechanisms for relocation and resettlements
  • Influence governmental resettlement and housing policies to support the poorest households and the most vulnerable groups
  • Create supportive mechanism for better integration of migrant communities