Nguyen Thi Tra Giang, orphaned maternally since the age of 2, is currently in the 5th grade. She resides with her 11-year-old brother and their elderly grandmother. The grandmother, dealing with heart disease and the aftermath of a stroke, is unable to engage in work but diligently manages household chores and looks after the grandchildren.
The father serves as the family’s main provider, working away from home and sending financial support each month. Over the past two years, they have encountered numerous challenges stemming from the father’s job instability and periods of unemployment. The family heavily relies on the monthly social assistance of $31 to make ends meet.