Cases need help
Case 2 : Family Of Tran Thi Phuong
Tran Thi Phuong was born in 1977, and has 4 children. Her family has a very difficult situation: The eldest son who had mild mental illness could not go to school and is now living at his uncle’ s home. 3 smaller children also have health problems - one with a heart disease, and one with malnutrition. Her husband, Tran Van Thanh, got tuberculosis 10 years ago, but because the family is too poor to obtain proper treatment, he now weighs only 33kg and his disease has become drug resistant. He is unable to any earn any income, but whenever he gets a little money he has treatment at the hospital. When they run out of money he stays at home. His family has no cultivated land, and the burden of supporting the family has been put on Phuong’s shoulders. She works many different jobs to earn money such as bottles and plastic purchasing, brick making, pig raising, etc. However, her weak health has prevented her from making bricks too much. In spite of the difficult family situation, she could not let the children leave school. But how does she manage the school expenses and still have enough for food? They often have no rice or food to eat and must borrow from their neighbor. Her biggest concern is how to help her husband improve his health? How to help her children continue their studies? And how to prevent herself and children from contracting the contagious tuberculosis from her husband, their father!
Currently Thien Chi project site has asked Dr. Le Ba Quang from An Sinh Hospital at HCMC to help Phuong’s husband’s with treatment. Residential treatment in HCMC requires long term relocation which is very costly for the patient and family. With their current economic situation, the family cannot afford to treat the disease. Due to the contagious and high spreading nature of this disease in the community, and especially for Phuong and her children, Thien Chi is trying to seek funds to help this family. We are currently supporting the family with a micro loan of 2 million VND to raise pigs to assist in increasing their income. But what this family needs, is help in the treatment of Thanh’s disease, limiting the spread of the disease in his family and throughout the community.
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