Thang Binh District - Old Mother and 9 Children with Mental Illness
The image of old woman Nguyen Thi Suc (group 7, Vinh Dong Village, Binh Tri Commune), trying to feed her nine children with mental illness, congenital deaf and dumb makes everyone move to tears.
Besides 9 children, she now has to bring up 3 more grandchildren. Of the 9 children, only 2 people are eligible for receiving disability benefits with the amount of 180,000VND/person/month.
Mr. Tran Van Manh - Vice Chairman of Binh Tri Commune, said: "Mrs. Suc’s family is a special case of our commune. Every year, in addition to the recognition for her poverty, we often visit and give them gifts on the occasion of festival and Tet (Vietnamese traditional festival). Due to our limited budget, we can only emotionally motivate them. The last storm No.11 made her home collapse. We made a survey and reported to the district authorities for special support for her family”.