Young and Abandoned: Orphans on the Verge of Institutionalization (33/48)

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Yan Cheng Shan poses for a portrait while sitting on his bed under mosquito netting in Yi Ling Village, Gangyun County, Jiangsu, China.  Yan Cheng Shan is the grandfather of the orphan Yan Jing Ya (male, 9), whose father died in a coal mining accident and whose mother, who had been purchased for a dowry for marriage from the remote Yunnan province, remarried after the father's death and abandoned the child.  Yan Cheng Shan can no longer support the orphan 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.
Yan Cheng Shan poses for a portrait while sitting on his bed under mosquito netting in Yi Ling Village, Gangyun County, Jiangsu, China. Yan Cheng Shan is the grandfather of the orphan Yan Jing Ya (male, 9), whose father died in a coal mining accident and whose mother, who had been purchased for a dowry for marriage from the remote Yunnan province, remarried after the father's death and abandoned the child. Yan Cheng Shan can no longer support the orphan boy...At the time of the picture,...
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