The life of Mekong Delta kids in pictures

VietNamNet Bridge – The Mekong Delta is the most important area for agricultural production in Vietnam, which accounts for 50% of rice, 70% of fruit, and 52% of fishery output and contributes 90% of rice and 60% of the seafood export turnover of the country. However, local people are still poorer than the national average. Hoang Huong captures the normal life of kids in the Mekong Delta.


The life of Mekong Delta kids in pictures
GDP per capita of the delta in 2006 is estimated at $493, compared to the country’s average of $729. There are three million families in the delta and up to 70% live in temporary houses. A large number of people do not have farmland. About 4 million out of 18 million people in the region are still living in poverty.




The life of Mekong Delta kids in pictures

In Ca Mau province, over 34,000 households in the region are considered poor and over 17,000 households are near-poor, accounting for 12% and 6% of the total households. 







The life of Mekong Delta kids in pictures






The life of Mekong Delta kids in pictures

A boy collects plastic bottles to sell for money to help his family in Cha Va village, Lam Hai commune, Nam Can district, Ca Mau province. The boy said he could earn VND20,000 to VND50,000 ($0.8-2.3) a day.






The life of Mekong Delta kids in pictures

Children are playing in Xa Pho village, Nam Can district, Ca Mau.






The life of Mekong Delta kids in pictures
At a coastal hamlet in Xa Pho Village, Nam Can district, Ca Mau.





The life of Mekong Delta kids in pictures






The life of Mekong Delta kids in pictures





The life of Mekong Delta kids in pictures






The life of Mekong Delta kids in pictures






The life of Mekong Delta kids in pictures






The life of Mekong Delta kids in pictures






The life of Mekong Delta kids in pictures

Children playing in Xom Bien Village, Rach Gia City, Kien Giang province




Hoang Huong

The life of Mekong Delta kids in pictures
 
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