Hieu's family is listed as a poor household by the local authorities. Hieu is living with his mother, and an older sister. His parents got divorced. His father left away and remarried. The father sometimes supports Hieu's mother a little money about 24 USD to raise children. Hieu’s mother is a disabled person who cannot see anything clearly. Her health also is not good hence she is unable to work to earn money. All her family living expenses depends on the government’s monthly pension about 41 USD.
With such low income, Hieu might be at risk of dropping-out of school so the local authorities introduced this case to Holt for support.
At the admision date, Hieu was in normal health condition.