New Mexico Lotus Foundation

"Leave everyone better than you found them"

Our Founder


Hi, my name is Vyvian Kieu Vy. As a pre-medical student, I am always going crazy trying to pass Organic Chem test, or calculating what grade I need to get on the next physics exam so I don't fail (haha!). Aside from my school life, I love singing and acting...or talking nonstop in hopes of making others laugh. The truth is, it's hard for people to imagine a comedic, talkative busy-bee like me to ever be sad. But I'm human too! There are times where I feel like a failure, times I want to run away from everything. But I look back at the life I have; the love all around me- the phone calls my mother furiously makes when she hasn't heard from me in two hours, the meals on the table cooked for me by my grandmother, the text message from my daddy asking me if I want to go to lunch with him. And I'm reminded of how fortunate I am. Fortunate, to be living in wealth of not necessarily money or materials, but of Love. Through New Mexico Lotus Foundation, I wish to share that wealth of mine. During our first mission trip back to Vietnam in 2013, as I looked into the children's eyes, I hoped that my love would make a difference in their lives and they sure did assure me that it did. As anonymously stated in Buddhism (translated by myself): "Splitting sorrow into two leaves you with half the pain. Splitting happiness into two brings you double the happiness."

Our Members


New Mexico Lotus Foundation is a 501(c)3 certified charity organization.