It's a bit hard to describe Vietnam's Intergenerational Self Help Clubs.
But one thing is easy to say. If you're older — like above the age of 60 — and need help, the club will help you get it. That could mean a microloan if times are tough, a drum lesson as a chance for self-expression and social activity (and to prove that old people can play drums, too). And during the pandemic, the clubs have played a critical role informing and supporting its members.
There are around 3,000 of the clubs in Vietnam, with 160,000 participants, most of them older people.