The situation of Le Nguyen Thanh Tam - Be Better Foundation

The situation of Le Nguyen Thanh Tam

The Foundation found out about Tam’s situation during the COVID-19 pandemic when the city was on lockdown. Her situation was really difficult. Without any outside support, it is very likely she would not be able to finish university. Therefore, the foundation decided to put her on the long-term support list.

Sponsorship start time: 2020
Status: Received help
Charity campaign: Long term (campaigns)
Total sponsor: 21.984.000 VNĐ

Personal information

  • Le Nguyen Thanh Tam (born in 2002)
  • Student at Banking University of Ho Chi Minh City.

Family situation

  • Her father died in July 2021 from terminal liver cancer.
  • Her mother also has cancer and is currently being treated for cholangiocarcinoma at Gia Dinh Hospital in Ho Chi Minh City. Her mother used to have a small business, but because of her serious illness, she is no longer able to work.
  • She has a younger sister who is currently in middle school.
  • The family’s economic situation is very difficult. The family’s monthly income comes from her work as a tutor with a salary of VND 1.5 million.

Support from Be Better Foundation

  • Sponsor wholly annual university tuition fees
  • Support for part-time jobs and career orientation.
  • Conditions: Funds support in the condition that children have to maintain their studies.

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Quarter report



The situation of Le Cong Huynh

Huynh’s father passed away when Huynh was a child, and his mother also passed away last year. As a result, Huynh now lives with his grandparents. The whole family relies on the earnings from Huynh’s grandfather, a construction worker who suffers from heart disease. Without any help, Huynh will have no choice but to become a factory worker to support his family and abandon his dream of studying Information Technology.

The situation of Y Nhi Linh

Y Nhi Linh is a member of an ethnic minority group residing in Mang Den town, Kon Plong district, Kon Tum. The community faces significant challenges in their daily lives.

The situation of Y Cao

Y Cao is a member of an ethnic minority group living in Hieu commune, Kon Plong district, Kon Tum. The lives of the people here are full of difficulties, and unfortunately, Y Cao’s circumstances are particularly more challenging.

The situation of Y Uyen

Y Uyen belongs to an ethnic minority group living in Mang Den town, Kon Plong district, Kon Tum. The community faces numerous hardships in their daily lives.

The situation of Huynh Huu Nhan

Nhan's family is classified as a "household in near poverty". When Nhan just became a 5th-grade student, his father passed away due to his lung and spinal cord diseases after years of working in the industrial park. Nhan's mother is the main provider for him and his younger sister.

The situation of Nguyen Thi Nhat Anh

Nhat Anh's father has an eye disease and is currently unemployed due to a recent accident resulting in a bone fracture. Her mother sells vegetarian noodles, earning about 100,000 VND per day, which is just enough to cover their daily meals. Nhat Anh's parents have 6 children, and three of them are still attending school. Nhat Anh and her twin sister, Minh Anh, are in 12th grade. Their family is facing severe hardship and doesn't have enough money to support their education.

The situation of Phung Thi Huong Tra

Several years ago, Huong Tra’s father experienced a serious accident that required spinal and brain surgery. Around the same time, Tra’s mother remarried and was unable to provide for her.

The situation of Nguyen Dang Phuong

Phuong's father passed away when he was a child, so his mother had to seek employment in Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City) to send some money home to support Phuong and his two younger siblings. Phuong’s younger siblings have cognitive disabilities that prevent them from attending school. The three children now live with their grandmother, who is over 80 years old.

The situation of Le Ba Phuong Ngoc Duy Nam

Duy Nam never has the opportunity to know his father. Sadly, when he was in grade 6, his mother passed away due to a severe illness. Even though not welcomed by his relatives, he was fortunate to have an aunt who was willing to take care of him. To be able to go to school, he has to rely on the social allowances he receives. After school, he works to earn some money and help his aunt.