Kim Anh is one of the diabetes patients in our programme , she was diagnosed diabetes at the age of 14 and has been sponsored by ACCV for 4 years. Thank to our organisation and our kind sponsors, Kim Anh’s health has been improving so much so that she is able to attend school again. She will graduate from high school this summer and she will take the entrance exam to University of Education to become a teacher. Her first dream was becoming a doctor to help all the children with difficult circumstances, but it is very difficult for her because she is struggles with Chemistry and she had to make her dream a bit more realistic.
Kim Anh was born in a poor village in a district on the other side of Red river, north of Hanoi. Her parents are very poor and they had to move to the south of Vietnam to find extra jobs apart from collecting garbage. They have been living in the south for 3 years now, and when Kim Ahn is not at school, she helps her parents separate the garbage in order to sell. The rubbish gets separated into Rubber, metal, plastic, paper, etc.
Kim Anh comes back to Hanoi for check-up and to collect her medicine in ACCV’s office two times a year. Because she takes care of herself and is very diligent with her medication, her health is much better than before, which means that she is able to help her parents with chores and picks up extra work in order to help pay off her school fee.
Kim Anh is such a strong minded girl, living in the strange land where everything is new and difficult, the whole family has to work hard to make ends meet, she has to work hard to help her parents and despite this, she never skips any classes at school. Sometimes when she feels weak or exhausted and sometimes it feels like she can’t continuing going to school, but she is determined to follow her education through until the end and chase her dream of going to university.
This time when she came back to Hanoi and visited ACCV’s office, she said that she was really happy to be here again and felt grateful for all of the support from ACCV and our sponsors; it is the biggest motivation for her to overcome all of challenges for the better tomorrow.
Alison, Rose & the ACCV team
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