Saturday, 4 February 2012

Team Tong - a helping hand for a happy young girl

Tong (right) and her sister Ting (left)
In June 2011, Lorenza and I travelled to Laos and stayed with the family of one of my workmates. They live in a small village near the capitol Vientiane. The village is situated on the banks of the Mekong River and most of the residents earn their meagre living as farmers or farm labourers. They lead a simple lifestyle and supplement their diets with whatever can be provided from the Mekong, such as fish, snails, muscles, etc.

While we were in the village we saw a lot of village children playing and enjoying the start of their school holidays. The kids were all happily poking fun at the “falangs” (foreigners) who were watching their antics. We saw one young girl that was a bit left out and did not join the other kid’s games. We noticed she had a growth over her left eye.

We decided to try and give this young girl a hand, you can you more about this here ... A Helping Hand For Tong