Young and Abandoned: Orphans on the Verge of Institutionalization (26/48)

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Guo Yu Hua sits in her home in Fanzhuang Village, Gangyun County, Jiangsu Province, China.  Guo Yu Hua is the aunt of Fan Jian Bo, 11, who was orphaned in 1998, who now lives with his aunt and uncle.  The boy's father died of cancer in 1998.  According to Amity Foundation records, The boy's mother could not cope with the loss of her husband and committed suicide by drinking pesticides.  The boy's uncle has a cerebral embolism.  The family grows cabbages and melons to earn money...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.
Guo Yu Hua sits in her home in Fanzhuang Village, Gangyun County, Jiangsu Province, China. Guo Yu Hua is the aunt of Fan Jian Bo, 11, who was orphaned in 1998, who now lives with his aunt and uncle. The boy's father died of cancer in 1998. According to Amity Foundation records, The boy's mother could not cope with the loss of her husband and committed suicide by drinking pesticides. The boy's uncle has a cerebral embolism. The family grows cabbages and melons to earn money...At the time...
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