Action on Poverty (AOP) is an independent, secular, non-governmental Australian organisation, founded in 1968. AOP has been working in Vietnam since 1989 and opened its representative office in Hanoi in 1996; becoming the first Australian NGO to do so.
In Vietnam, AOP has worked to deliver programs in the sectors of agriculture, health, water, food security, education, credit, sanitation, climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction and governance and social accountability through the implementation of 30 large-scale projects across 20 provinces, valued at more than 30 million USD.
As part of the fight against poverty and livelihood insecurity in Vietnam, AOP programs have worked with, and for the poor and vulnerable, including ethnic minorities, women, youth, the elderly, the displaced and landless. AOP does this through community-based approaches.
From 2014, with the financial support of Dr. Vance Gledhill, AOP has supported and deployed a Community-Based Tourism project in Da Bac district, Hoa Binh province. The project helps local people to build a new sustainable livelihood source as a means of alleviating poverty.
“We are thankful for the project, to AOP and the CBT company for supporting and helping my family improve our conditions and hospitality skills.” – Mr Xuan, homestay owner.