Lan and Huong are 9-year-old twins. They are living with their paternal grandparent in a remote mountainous village of Quang Nam province in the Central Vietnam.
Lan was infected with HIV when she was born while Huong, fortunately was not. Their father died of HIV when they were four years old. Their mother has to go far to work to earn their living. Their mother has sometimes lost her job because she was found to be HIV-infected.
Unfortunately, this year, Lan has got tuberculosis of the hip and stayed in hospital for a month. She was terribly weak.
To take care of Lan at the hospital for a month, her mother, Phuong lost her job again. Phuong had to borrow 20,000,000 VND (around 900 USD) for Lan’s medicine and whole family’s food.
Coming back from the hospital, Lan couldn’t go to school because of her sickness and family’s food shortage. Phuong felt exhausted from all her burdens. She thought of letting her daughter Lan drop out of the school, while Lan hasn’t been going to school for 2 months.
With support from the Help for Hope, we could responsively give our help to Lan’s family with medicine, food, cloth and monthly living allowance, and convince her mother to let Lan go to school. We are happy that Lan has been going back to her school for a month. She should be happy too.
Partnership with VNHIP, Help for Hope is giving its help for 30 children (infected or affected by HIV) to enjoy their inclusive education and achieve better education results at their schools through improving life-skills, educational conditions and supportive behaviours of the teachers and parents of other children.
Help for Hope is giving its help to 30 disadvantaged children to enjoy their inclusive education."
Help for Hope Co-Founder