Young and Abandoned: Orphans on the Verge of Institutionalization (22/48)

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Wang Bao Ying stands in her home in Fanzhuang Village, Gangyun County, Jiangsu, China.  Wang Bao Ying is the grandmother of the orphan boy Fan Lu Yang, 10, whom she cares for with husband Fan Qing Huai.  The grandparents are both over 75 and often ill, and the income from growing corn, wheat, and hay, cannot support the three.  Fan Lu Yang's father died in 2000 in an accident at a small coal mine and his mother developed dementia and disappeared about a year before this picture was taken...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.
Wang Bao Ying stands in her home in Fanzhuang Village, Gangyun County, Jiangsu, China. Wang Bao Ying is the grandmother of the orphan boy Fan Lu Yang, 10, whom she cares for with husband Fan Qing Huai. The grandparents are both over 75 and often ill, and the income from growing corn, wheat, and hay, cannot support the three. Fan Lu Yang's father died in 2000 in an accident at a small coal mine and his mother developed dementia and disappeared about a year before this picture was taken...At...
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