YênBái - A total of 3,200 gift packages are set to be given away to the poor at a store offering groceries free of charge which has been jointly launched by the Asia – Pacific Investment JSC, Yen Bai provincial Women’s Union, and Nghia Lo township People’s Committee in Nghia Lo township.
Local people are happy with practical support in difficult time due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Selling everything for zero dong, Sieu Thi Hanh Phuc (Happiness Supermarket) is expected to be open for two or three months.
The store aims to provide neccessities, such as rice, fish sauce, cooking oil, instant noodle, spices, sugar, chicken eggs, to people in need in Nghia Lo township and surrounding areas during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Beneficiaries are poor households, the unemployed and labourers with their earnings decreased significantly due to impacts of COVID-19 pandemic in communes, wards in Nghia Lo township and communes in Van Chan and Tram Tau districts.
They are allowed to choose any goods available in the store that they want to, with a total value of each gift worth around 100,000 VND (4 USD).
To ensure physical distancing, the store receives between 50-100 visitors each day.