In Photos: An At-Risk Family in Vietnam Bands Together
In Photos: An At-Risk Family in Vietnam Bands Together
DA NANG, Vietnam—Minh, 10, lives in a small house with her two older sisters, aunt and grandmother.

Years ago, they lost contact with their father. Their mother has been in prison the past four years, serving a 10-year sentence.

Thanks to her aunt—and some help from SOS Children’s Villages—Minh and her sisters are able to grow up in a stable, loving family despite their troubled family history.

“The family is the place where one can live and grow, a place where you can be together all your life," Minh said. She added that her aunt is like her second mother and that she couldn’t have managed without her.

 
Minh and her sister play cards on the floor in their house in Danang, Vietnam.
 
Minh, her sister and her aunt prepare a meal in their family home.
 
Minh and her sister smile in front of their family home in Danang, Vietnam.
 
Minh gets ready to brave the rain with her rain jacket.

Minh’s family has been part of the SOS Family-Strengthening Program in Da Nang, Vietnam, for several years now. The aunt receives financial support each month to take care of Minh—who dreams of becoming a doctor—and her sisters.

There are nearly 1,400 vulnerable families like Minh’s who are part of an SOS Family-Strengthening Program in Vietnam. In addition, there are 17 SOS Villages in the country where more than 2,000 children are growing up under the love and care of an SOS Family.

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