Inspiration for Vietnam Project

Early 2015, Dan Ho, passed away from Leukemia, the grandfather of Eileen and Kevin Ho Nguyen, the co-founders of VNEP. His death had a profound affect on the two since Dan orchestrated the Ho family’s escape from Vietnam to the United States. Eileen and Kevin’s parents were “boat people,” refugees from Vietnam who left by boat, and they were curious about where they came from. After their grandfather’s death, the two decided to backpack through Vietnam to see where their roots were.