Như is the youngest of Lien and Sinh’s 3 children. She is in high school but the other day, on her way home from school, she was hit by a moped: broken collarbone and leg. Accidents and health costs are the leading cause of poverty in the world. Indeed the household, already very poor, had to pay €650 to the hospital. Như still can’t walk but she struggles to continue school. His situation is perilous because his 2 eldest are still studying, and it is very expensive for this household which does not have 1 €/day/person.
Parents live off dragon fruit plants. The harvest is catastrophic because of the climate but also because of the closing of the borders: China is traditionally a major importer. You have to repay the loan to the bank and only the interest amounts to 34 € / month. So Ms. Liên also works as a daily worker, for 10 €/day.
For Như not to stop school, a scholarship would be needed.