Nguyễn Thị Thảo Linh


Born: 04/12/2002 Her father left her family with a huge gambling debt. He even used the deed to their house to pay off his gambling fees. Most of the time during our visit, Thao Linh was in the back sewing garments for a factory. She only took a break to briefly have her picture taken, […]

Vũ Thị Thuỳ Trang


Born: 03/23/2002 One of three children, she lives with her grandfather and disabled father. Her father faces discrimination and abusive employers in the workplace due to his disability. Although he wants to support his children he has faced many struggles. Her family raises chickens, and hopes to work with Better Life to create a sustainable […]

Nguyễn Thị Thanh Thương


Born: 02/01/2001 At just 16, Thuong has faced many struggles and challenges. Thuong lives with her grandparents,as her parents are working in Ho Chi Minh City. Her eldest sister was forced into dropping out of school at fourteen to support their family, and Thuong is worried that she will face the same fate. She is an […]

Khuất Thị Nhung


Born: 01/08/2000 Nhung lives with her grandmother, parents and a younger brother. Her  father has a mental disease. Her mother is the only one who works to feed the whole family. Her mother works in a garment shop, where she makes clothes for upwards of ten hours a day. During primary and secondary school, Nhung had to […]

Micheal’s Reflection

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A little over one month ago, I contacted Better Life Vietnam after noticing a post my friend shared on Facebook. The post contained a picture of a young girl who dreams one day of becoming a doctor and an appeal to help make that dream come true through a sponsorship program. Keen for more information, […]

Volunteer Reflection by Marty

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Better Life Vietnam invited me to participate in a volunteer program which delivers English speaking lessons and books to underprivileged young school kids across rural Vietnam. I thought it might be a nice way to visit the countryside with my wife and daughter. We left Hanoi early on a Saturday morning to travel south to […]