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, citing that the only way she could stay in school was if she continued to work throughout the day. They sell 100 of these pairs of pants for 30,000 dong (approximately 1.50$). Thao Linh wants to be a fashion designer when she grows up. However, most of all she just wants to be able to finish her education and support her family.