Young and Abandoned: Orphans on the Verge of Institutionalization (37/48)

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Grandparents Li Mao Rong (left) and Yan Cheng Shan pose for a portrait with their orphan grandson Yan Jing Ya outside their home in Yi Ling Village, Gangyun County, Jiangsu Province, China.  The boy's father died in a coal mining accident and his mother, who had been purchased for a dowry for marriage from the remote Yunnan Province, remarried after the death and abandoned the child.  The boy's grandparents can no longer support the boy...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.
Grandparents Li Mao Rong (left) and Yan Cheng Shan pose for a portrait with their orphan grandson Yan Jing Ya outside their home in Yi Ling Village, Gangyun County, Jiangsu Province, China. The boy's father died in a coal mining accident and his mother, who had been purchased for a dowry for marriage from the remote Yunnan Province, remarried after the death and abandoned the child. The boy's grandparents can no longer support the boy...At the time of the picture, China's Amity Foundation...
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