Huong, Aged 10
Huong and her twin sister - Lan are 10 years old and in grade 4 at the primary school. They are living with their mother and elderly paternal grandparents in a small house in a remote mountainous area of Quang Nam province.Lan was infected with HIV when she was born while Huong, fortunately was not. Their father died of HIV related disease when they were four years old. Their mother works hard to bring them up.
They received good care from their mother although her work and health are not stable.
Recently, Lan, Huong’s twin sister got tuberculosis of hip and had to stay in hospital for one month. She became weak and lost a considerable amount of weight. After returning from the hospital, it was necessary to stay at home for a week to recover to be able to go to the school. Lan’s mother, Ms Phuong, had to take care of her during this time, and consequently lost her employment. In addition to this, Ms Phuong now has to care for her aging father who has been ill.
At the time of writing, the family barely had enough money to buy the basic essential food items. Ms Phuong thought of letting her daughter Lan, drop out of school. Lan had lost nearly two months of valuable education. Fortunately, she has been able to return to school, and is trying hard to catch up to her twin sister, Huong.
Huong, enjoys school very much and is an excellent student. Huong dreams of becoming a doctor to take care of her mother, her twin sister and elderly grandparents.
You can help!
- A Yearly gift of USD 480 will help cover the cost Lan’s basic living needs.
- A yearly gift of USD 150 will help the school fee, books, and her student uniform
- A one-time gift of USD 400 will help facilitate Lan’s grandparents’ income generation plan
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