Stories from the Field CAMA Orphan Project
When Thanh was eight years old, her father died, leaving behind his wife, three young children, and his 68-year-old mother, who is blind.
Thanh’s family is severely impoverished, so her mother left for Ha Noi city to find work just after his death. She has never returned to visit her children.
Since then, Thanh has had the responsibility of looking after her grandmother and younger twin siblings. After school, she does all of the household chores. To earn a living for the family, Thanh takes on a variety of jobs, including babysitting, harvesting farm vegetables, and fetching river water for other people’s homes.
Thanh is thankful to CAMA for supporting her and her younger sister, Linh, with school tuition and rice so that they can continue school. Now a senior, Thanh hopes to pass a college-entrance exam in summer 2018. She wants to become a teacher and return to her village to teach disadvantaged children like herself.
by Mau Le, Alliance International Worker with CAMA Vietnam
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