About The Vu Family
About Mr. Trường Vũ the house owner
Mr. Vu (Tan’s father, the founder of PADDY HOME) was born and grew up in this village of Doan Xa. Born in 1948 he left school early to heed the call of the country ‘to join the army to fight alongside with northern force to against foreign aggression’. start training in the year of 1966, at the age 16 he enlisted in the army. He was a part of the most major competent division of Northern Liberation Force 308; a group of smart and well-trained soldiers who successfully fought and survived 3 from biggest operations (1967, 1968 and 1972) in the American War.
When the war was over, he returned to Doan Xa village, sick of the terrible things that had occurred during the war, become a farmer to bring the family to overcome poverty. However, Vietnam in the 1970s and 1980s prior was farm co-operative and a subsidized economy form no free market society that life was very difficult to produce enough food for his wife and family.
Throughout this difficult economic period Mr. Vu remained happy and optimistic and lived by the motto “do good things and good things will come to you’. Many years on he is extremely proud of his three sons, each has been able to obtain a university education, and he is enjoying a peaceful and happy life in his rural village. To add to this Mr. Vu loves nothing more than sitting to the early hours of the morning, sipping traditional rice wine and sharing stories with his guests.