STORIES OF HOPE
Read stories of children whose lives started as tragedies, but who got a opportunity to lead a happy and successful life.
Thuong´s loves the bakery since she was a child. When she was growing up in the SOS Children's Village Hai Phong her SOS mother Thang and uncles and aunties advised her to pursue a career as a baker. She attended the Hoa Sua Business and Tourism School in Hanoi for 4 years.Today she is earning her living with her own bakery products. Every day she gets up very early in the morning and prepares the products in Gia Lam, which she sells to different bakery shops. She is happy and hopes to have her own shop very soon. Thuong very well remembers her childhood days in the SOS Children's Village Hai Phong: “My favorite place in the village was the playground. I could spend hours there and sometimes I even forgot that I should go home. But my mother has always been a very warm-hearted and patient person and would often give me a hug although I was late.”
Thuong together with her SOS mother, her sister and the village director of SOS Children's Village Hai Phong
Hung was brought home to the SOS Children's Villages Viet Tri at the age of 7. His parents had died in a traffic accident. At that time he was a very shy boy. Together with his SOS mother Hang and brothers and sisters he grew up in “White-Dotted Flower” House No. 10. Today he is 22 years old and studying electrical engineering at the university in Hanoi. Hung remembers: “I was staying in the youth house when I got the message from the university that I had passed the entrance exam. I immediately ran to the SOS Children's Village to see my mother and to share the good news with her. We both wept with happiness. This day was the happiest day in my life.” Hung even had passed the entrance exam for the University of Agriculture so that he could finally choose. Besides his studies Hung works as a tutor at the university in order to earn both experience and some money. He often returns home to the SOS Children's Village Viet Tri to see his mother and brothers and sisters. “My family always believed in me. Often I came to know only later that my mother was right and had given me good advice,” shares Hung.
Hung often returns home to there village to meet his mother, brothers and sisters.
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