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STORY ABOUT THEM
“I left home because my family was too poor to take care of me and my silblings. I thought if I went to Hanoi, I could find some job and support my family at home. Arriving in Hanoi, I realised that I didn’t know anyone here and it was very difficult for me to find a job as I was too small. Sometimes, I collected garbage or shrimps jumping out of the tank in the mid-night market. I made 30,00 – 40,000 VND a day if I was lucky. I had many days without any money. If I had money, I would buy a loaf of bread and that would be my meals for a day. I spent some money for a place to sleep.
I met Vi when I was sleeping on a bench on the street one day and he invited me to come to Blue Dragon centre for lunch. I didn’t believe him at the first place. A few days later, I was just too hungry so I decided to go there to see. There were a lot of food on the tables. It looked like what my mom made at home. There were many children around my ages, we sat down and chat for a long time. I kept coming back to meet with social worker and now I am living in one of Blue Dragon shelters. I am glad that I took Vi’s offer to come for lunch.”