LOTUS is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization founded in 2006. Formed by a U.S. Vietnam Veteren familiar with conditions of need throughout the world, LOTUS has grown in scope and impact while maintaining a small organizational footprint.
LOTUS is made up of volunteers providing their precious time and money to support the mission.
LOTUS manages an active program that has helped provide life saving heart surgeries for more than 1,370 children of poor families in Viet Nam using its own funds and those of international and in-country partners.
LOTUS is partnered with Rotary International in the state of Guanajuato, Mexico to provide water facilities at a local level. Working in ommunities with impaired water services, local home owner teams are provided technical assistance and construction materials to install home-based water cisterns.
Your donation to LOTUS is multiplied many times over through our relationships with funding and program partners. For example, a $275 gift will be matched to other funding sources and can provide the funds necessary to support an individual heart operation at Huế Central Hospital costing between $2,000 and $3,250 US .
A similar amount earmarked for our Mexico water program will, when combined with other partner donations, fund the materials to allow an individual family to build their own cistern.