The three-month long upgrading of Hope Village, the Unilever Vietnam -funded project for housing orphans, children with special needs and handicapped children, has been completed. The local subsidiary of Anglo/Dutch consumer products giant Unilever contributed US$40,000 to the upgrade project, completed at a total cost of US$120,000. Niall FitzGerald, president of the global Unilever group, donated another US$50,000 and the rest made up of donations by Unilever companies across Australia, Indonesia, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, and Thailand.