In Vietnam, Anh Thu lives by the Mekong river with her family.
She attends school and enjoys spending time with her friends
and older brother. Her parents work on their banana and papaya
plantation in the morning, then set off on their “boat store,”
selling groceries to customers out on the river.
In Ho Chi Minh city, nine-year-old Thanh Hong goes to school
where she studies French, art and reading and plays games with
friends. After school the family enjoys bowling, then Hong does
her homework. The next day Thanh Hong enjoys swimming at the
community pool and the Vietnamese New Year Tet festivities,
including the dragon dancing and fi reworks.