Grandfather struggles to raise three grandchildren

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A grandfather in Can Tho City is calling for help so that his grandchildren can continue studying after losing both parents.

A grandfather in Can Tho City is calling for help so that his grandchildren can continue studying after losing both parents.

60-year-old Huynh Van Giam from Dong My Hamlet, Dong Thang Commune, has worked hard to raise three grandchildren. His oldest granddaughter is in 6th grade and the youngest is in 1st grade.

His two youngest grandchildren often go out to the field to catch fish to sell at the market and find vegetable for daily meals.

"Their mother left because of poverty. Their father raised them until he fell ill. Without money to buy medicines, he died nearly two years ago. We struggle to have proper meals but I'm determined to keep them in school," Giam said.

Pham Thi Tha, Giam's neighbour, said his wife had died and he was having a lot of difficulties. Giam is also having to take care of another son whose wife had left long ago because he's a drinker.


Huynh Van Giam and his grandchildren

"We miss our parents, especially during Tet Holiday. My friends were given new clothes and lucky money but I only had old shirts. But we're happy because we can still go to school," Huynh Thi Phan, Giam's granddaughter said.

Nguyen Hong Hai, chairman of the Red Cross Organisation in Dong Thang Commune, said, "We asked a company to support Giam's family with rice on monthly basis. But there are still many difficulties, especially the children's school tuition fees. We hope they will get help to escape poverty."

As the oldest sister, Huynh Thi Nga takes care of most of the housework. There was a time she tried to mend her sisters' clothes but they didn't have enough cloth for the task.

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