Our Story 2017-03-31T15:39:30+00:00

OUR STORY

Orphans’ Futures Alliance (OrFA) is a charitable organization focused on providing orphans in Southeast Asia with access to education within their communities. We are a grassroots group of passionate young professionals who go beyond providing the basic needs to orphans, giving them the tools they need to build their own futures. OrFA is based in New York City and is incorporated as a Not-For-Profit Corporation in the State of New York. OrFA is a publicly supported 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization under the Internal Revenue Code.  OrFA is also a registered Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) in Vietnam under Committee for Foreign NGO Affairs (COMINGO)

We believe in the power of education to change people’s lives. Our mission is to provide children from orphanages in impoverished Southeast Asian communities with access to primary, secondary and postsecondary education. We believe education will allow these orphans to develop both personally and professionally. We will always operate with the utmost integrity and best practices to preserve the trust of our donors, partners and staff.
  • Providing access to quality education to orphans in Southeast Asia
  • Fostering the development and success of orphans
  • Creating viable partnerships with our donors and affiliates
  • Creating awareness of orphans’ needs
  • Maintaining ethical values while doing business in Southeast Asia
  • Maintaining transparent solicitation and deployment processes for donated funds
  • Providing an unbiased and cooperative working environment for our partners, employees and volunteers
MEET THE TEAM

Our integrated group of dedicated members live and work across the U.S., Vietnam and Thailand and in a wide range of professions.

We continue to be a volunteer only organization in order to maximize our donors’ funding for our programs. Our integrated group of dedicated members live and work across the U.S., Vietnam and Thailand and in a wide range of professions. We continue to be a volunteer-only organization in order to maximize our donors’ funding for our programs.
MEET THE TEAM

THE FOUNDERS

Chau and Thai-Anh Hoang are the founding members of OrFA. For them, it all started back in 2010 when their mother showed them pictures of the Duc Son Orphanage (“Duc Son”), an orphanage in Vietnam their mother visited and supported regularly over the years. She first visited Duc Son in 2010 and developed close, rewarding relationships with the staff and orphans. After hearing the stories of numerous orphans from Duc Son, Chau and Thai-Anh decided to get involved as well. In October 2011, the sisters raised over $5,000 in education funds for the orphans at Duc Son.

Chau and Thai-Anh then traveled to Duc Son in November of 2011 and experienced first hand what the life of an orphan is like. Through their trip, they also realized how much of a difference they could make by providing the orphans with something as seemingly essential as education. The orphans raised at Duc Son were very intelligent and curious but, without the nourishment of proper education, they will likely grow up deprived of opportunities available to other children. Chau and Thai-Anh returned from their trip with a purpose: to launch a non-profit venture dedicated to providing orphans in Southeast Asia access to education. With this purpose in mind, the two founded Orphans’ Futures Alliance with Sensen Lin.