Lam lives with his grandparents, parents, and a two year old sister. His father is a mason, his mother works at a cashew factory. They earn only 96 USD per month. This much wage does not pay enough basic living fees of six persons, not to mention Lam?s school fees.
The child had good mental and physical health upon arrival. He was born in an ethnic minority family. The people group is called "Cho Ro".
Holt-Vietnam has sponsorship program for children in remote areas of Dong Nai province in order to help them get adequate education.