I am 13 years old. I was born in Hưng Yên, a countryside which is outside of Hanoi. I lived on the river in a small boat with my mother. My father left my mother when I was born. I was not able to go to school because my mother did not have money to buy clothes, food, or books for me. One day my mother went out to look for work and never returned. I now live at the orphanage and I am in the 4th grade.
I am 9 years old. I am from quê Yên Bái. I was sent to the orphanage because I have no family and no one to care for me. At the orphanage, I have food and can go to school and have other kids to talk to. I feel very sad when I see other children that have parents who buy them clothes and take them to the park to play sports. On holidays, I feel very sad and alone.
I am 10 years old and was born in quê Quang Ninh. When I was 6 years old, the police came and took my parents to prison and left me and my 2 younger brothers alone and frightened. We had no idea what to do and had no place to go. We lived days crying and waiting for our parents to return home. After two days of being alone and without food or water, we went to the neighbor's house. For about 1 month, the neighbor fed us but when the rice ran out, she told us to leave because she had no more rice She called the orphanage and told them to come to get us because she could no longer feed us. Here at the orphanage, my brothers and I go to school and live.