U.S.-based International Buddhist Institute finances eye surgery for the poor

On April 19 and 20, 2008, 58 cases
of eye surgery were carried out at the Ba Tri Hospital with the financial help
from the U.S.-based International Buddhist Institute. The surgery has helped
bring the light to poor people in the district. Besides, the International
Buddhist Institute also donated fund for the hospital to furnish 2 operating
tables and gave VND2 million to the charitable kitchen of the hospital. The
International Buddhist Institute also promises to finance a programme of
free-of-charge eye surgery for the poor people in Ben Tre Township and Giong Trom District in the
coming time. With its past charitable activities, the International Buddhist
Institute was given a Certificate of Honour by Ben Tre People's Committee for
its works to help the poor people in Ben Tre.

Translated by An Chau