Young and Abandoned: Orphans on the Verge of Institutionalization (6/48)

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Li Chang, 11, was orphaned in 2006 after her father died of uremia.  Her mother died in 1997 from a cerebral hemorrhage.  The girl now lives with her grandparents in Longju Village, Jiangsu Province, China, and they cannot financially support her continued schooling.  ..Yang Zhou was orphaned in 2003 and now lives with his grandparents in rural Hu He Village, Jiangsu Province, China.  The boy's father died of asthma complications in 2002, and his mother remarried in 2003, abandoning him.  Yang Zhou's grandparents are both over 70 and cannot support him; his grandmother has a gastric illness, and his grandfather has a cerebral embolism and the meager income they earn from farming does not support the family...At the time of these pictures, 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.  .
Li Chang, 11, was orphaned in 2006 after her father died of uremia. Her mother died in 1997 from a cerebral hemorrhage. The girl now lives with her grandparents in Longju Village, Jiangsu Province, China, and they cannot financially support her continued schooling. ..Yang Zhou was orphaned in 2003 and now lives with his grandparents in rural Hu He Village, Jiangsu Province, China. The boy's father died of asthma complications in 2002, and his mother remarried in 2003, abandoning him....
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