Young and Abandoned: Orphans on the Verge of Institutionalization (17/48)

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Fan Yu Hao cries as he describes the life of his orphaned grandson Fan Wen Jie, 11, who lives with him and his wife in Fanzhuan Village, Jiangsu Province, China. The boy's father died in a car crash in 2005, and his mother remarried in 2006, abandoning the boy, though she still periodically sends money to help the family.  The boy's grandparents are frequently ill, and the meager income from farming cannot support him.   ..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.
Fan Yu Hao cries as he describes the life of his orphaned grandson Fan Wen Jie, 11, who lives with him and his wife in Fanzhuan Village, Jiangsu Province, China. The boy's father died in a car crash in 2005, and his mother remarried in 2006, abandoning the boy, though she still periodically sends money to help the family. The boy's grandparents are frequently ill, and the meager income from farming cannot support him. ..At the time of the picture, China's Amity Foundation charity, was...
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