When we visited the student who had been referred to us, we found her living at a small and shabby roadside stall with her granny who she lives with.
They were working as they had a guest at their 'restaurant'. They sell drinks, incense and half-formed duck eggs with a side of pickles. These eggs are considered to give sexual vitality, and therefore are very popular with the Vietnamese men.
Once the guest had departed we sat down to talk with them. Although life is hard for them they both smiled a lot.
So many families have challenges from the moment they wake up to the moment they go to sleep, but still smile, and amazingly accept their lot with humor.
The student we interviewed
Their food stall