Bridging Hope is a Colorado Non-Profit organization whose mission is to provide assistance to indigent, ill, disadvantaged and disabled women and children in Viet Nam both by raising awareness of their needs among citizens of Colorado and other Americans, and by creating opportunities for charitable giving to support programs and projects in Viet Nam.
During the last day of Viet Nam War, Sr. Sen was separated from her mother, her only living relative. After discovering that her mother had safely fled the country, Sr. Sen also escaped to be reunited with her. Yet, living comfortably in America did not cloud the images of her people suffering the effects of war and poverty. On her first trip back to Viet Nam in 1991, she witnessed children living on the streets, begging for food, and young women forced into prostitution simply to survive.
Consequently, she founded Provide-N-Ce, a gift shop and gallery of handicrafts and art from Viet Nam. It was her first effort to raise funds for the sustenance, employment, and education of such women and children. Eventually her desire to help these marginalized people led her to found Bridging Hope, a non-profit that has enable her to expand her assistance to the victims of poverty and of diseases like polio and HIV/AIDS.
It's amazing to watch the impact that Bridging Hope has had on the lives of woman and children in Vietnam.