Duy’s mother left him when he was just a baby and Duy has since then lived with his father and two siblings. Duy’s father has had muscle atrophy in his leg since he was seventeen and hence doesn’t have the ability to financially support his household and his children.
Since he was young, Duy and his siblings have relied on external support, whether form their cousins or their neighbours. Duy’s older brother broke his neck in an accident and permanently damaged his spine, affecting his ability to move. Duy’s sister stopped going to school when she was 11, but now at 17, is unable to find employment due to health problems.
After his brother’s accident, Duy stopped his studies to care for his brother. However, Duy’s father understood the importance of education and was familiar with Duy’s academic dedication and so sent him to stay with his grandmother instead, the goal being to lessen his burdens and allow him to study. However, his grandmother is now 82 and vulnerable. In order to support her, Duy has had to work part-time and put his studies on the backbench. If he had not missed any school, he would be in eighth grade now. Duy says about his situation, “Even though it’s hard, I will try to work for food and to help my dad, my brother and my sister without dropping out of school”.
With only 24 million VND, we can help Duy and 4 other children with similar hardships. They can continue their studies; chasing their dreams, and breaking a cycle of poverty, without being concerned for their families.
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