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Vietnam: Ethnic minority empowered to fight poverty

The Japan News, Vietnam, 29 September 2019 - There were times 30-year-old Sung Thi Sy thought of running away to escape her violent husband, who regularly beat her when he was drunk.

“I was so scared and felt stuck,” Sy, from the Hmong ethnic minority group in the northern mountainous province of Ha Giang, said, bursting into tears.

Her family used to be one of the poorest households in Sa Phin village in Dong Van District, where over 80 percent of people belong to the Hmong group.

“We did not have enough money to buy rice, meat and warm clothes for our kids. We could only afford 1 kilogram of meat every six months or even a whole year,” Sy said.

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Source: https://the-japan-news.com/news/article/0006041629?fp=e633cf2e88494ea603a88c0557c3f54c

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