Yan Jing Ya, 9, was orphaned and now lives with his grandparents in rural Yi Ling Village, Jiangsu Province, China.  The boy's father died in a coal mining accident; his mother, who had been purchased for a dowry for marriage from the remote Yunnan Province, remarried after the death and abandoned the child.  Yan Jing Ya's grandparents can not afford to care for the boy. ..Fan Wen Jie, 11, was orphaned in 2006 and now lives with his grandparents on a half hectare of land in rural Fanzhuan Village, Jiangsu Province, China.  The boy's father died in a car crash in 2005, and his mother remarried in 2006, abandoning the boy, though she still periodically sends money to help the family.  The boy's grandparents are frequently ill, and the meager income from farming cannot support his schooling.   ..At the time of the picture, China's Amity Foundation charity, was investigating the family's situation in preparation to raise money to financially support these children and other orphans in similar situations.  With Amity's support, each orphan, aged 6-12, would receive approximately 1,400 RMB annually (about 200 USD) to pay for the cost of living. Amity works to keep children out of the institutional orphanages in China, preferring to provide monetary assistance that can help maintain a family environment for the orphans it helps..
Yan Jing Ya, 9, was orphaned and now lives with his grandparents in rural Yi Ling Village, Jiangsu Province, China. The boy's father died in a coal mining accident; his mother, who had been purchased for a dowry for marriage from the remote Yunnan Province, remarried after the death and abandoned the child. Yan Jing Ya's grandparents can not afford to care for the boy. ..Fan Wen Jie, 11, was orphaned in 2006 and now lives with his grandparents on a half hectare of land in rural Fanzhuan...
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