A family with seven motherless children

Sunday, 11/06/2017, 11:53 [GMT+7]

A family with seven motherless children

The family of Hang Van Thoai is a poor household in Tan Xuong 2 Hamlet, Suoi Cat Commune, Cam Lam District. The family has nine people; however, Thoai’s wife died of traffic accident not long ago.

 

 
Reportedly, Thoai and his wife had worked very hard to earn living for the whole family and afford the school fees for their children. Thoai often went to other provinces to work as a porter while his wife was a labor at Suoi Dau Industrial Zone. There are no asset in their house except an old bed and television. On the day his wife passing away, Thoai was working in Binh Dinh Province. His children had no money to buy necessary things for the mother’s funeral service so the neighbors helped them.
 
Thoai said that he will work harder so that his children can continue studying. Although living in poor condition, Thoai’s children have been raised well and studied well at school. The eldest child Hang Thi Minh Thi Minh Thu (born 1998) is now first-year student of Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology. Thu has done part-time jobs to cover her tuition and expenses. 
 
Hang Thi Thuy Linh (born 2003), Hang Thi Kim Lien (born 2004), and Hang Anh Thong (born 2007) have also gotten good results at school. In their free time, Linh and Lien also worked in small food shops to help their parents, earning around VND50-70 thousand per day. “We will strive to enter university,” Linh said. 

 

 
“Financial burdens are now on my father’s back. What I worry most is that no one looks after my younger sisters and brothers when my father is at work. I hope that I can find a stable job after graduating from university in order to help my family,” shared eldest child Thu. 
 
According to Luong Duc Hue, Chairman of Suoi Cat Commune People’s Committee, due to the difficulties of Thoai’s family, the commune offered supports to them. For example, the commune gave Thoai’s family VND25 million, taken from the funds for poor households, to build house; provided loan support. Since the dead of Thoai’s wife, the commune also gave them directions to file for monthly social allowance. Hue hopes that the sponsors every where will help Thoai and his children to overcome their current difficulties.
 
All the supports can be sent to Hang Van Thoai (01668611547), or the charity box of Khanh Hoa Newspaper office at 77 Yersin St., Nha Trang City, or Khanh Hoa Newspaper’s bank account at Vietcombank Nha Trang (account number 0581000765262).
 
Kim Thuy
Translated by H.N