Last year, a devastating car accident and COVID-19 lockdowns threatened the health and security of Nhat’s family in Vietnam. Then, a sponsor like you stepped up to help.
When we met Nhat last June, the devasting third wave of COVID-19 had just spread through Vietnam, pushing hundreds of struggling families — including Nhat’s — even deeper into poverty.
Before the pandemic hit, Nhat’s father had a reliable job as a truck driver. But a traumatic accident left him with a debilitating head injury, and he was released from his job with no financial support or insurance.
For a while, the family relied on the income of Nhat’s mother, who operated a small hair salon at a local market and earned just enough to take care of their family. But in the midst of constant lockdowns, she had to close the salon for long periods of a time, cutting off the family’s only income. She began selling products from her salon online to get by… but didn’t make nearly enough to support her family’s needs.
Without a stable income, they began to fall behind on rent. Then, their supply of food began to run low. And Nhat was just 1 year old. He needed healthy, filling meals to grow and thrive.
Nhat’s family desperately needed help, and fast.
Then, Nhat was referred to our child sponsorship program, and everything began to change!
Now, with the support of Nhat’s sponsor, Nhat has everything he needs to thrive. His mother has received a small business grant so she can sell a wider variety of products and grow her online business into a sustainable source of income. The family also receives emergency food bundles to help ensure they never go hungry again.
Today, Nhat is 2 years old and growing quickly! He is an active, talkative and independent child who learns quickly. He loves to play with cars and in the water, and his favorite thing is superheroes! Our Holt social workers periodically check on Nhat’s family to drop off supplies and encourage them — all thanks to Nhat’s generous monthly sponsor.
As a Holt supporter, thank you for your generous heart for children like Nhat. Your encouragement and compassion truly make a difference in the lives of children and families around the world.
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