American woman spends her youth caring for disabled Vietnamese kids

After vacationing in Vietnam, a young American woman decided to stay back, leaving her family, to take care of disabled children.

It all began with a dead baby in a bag

The phone rang at 5 a.m. An infant had just died of heart disease and the parents couldn’t afford a coffin ride home.

Two Vietnamese among world's 100 most influential women

Founder of a vocational training center for disabled people, Van Thi Nguyen, and conservationist Trang Nguyen are in the BBC 100 women 2019 list.
07:36 am GMT+7

Hanoi couple lives atop a loo for 44 years

For 44 years, an elderly couple has been living in an 8-square meter corrugated sheet hut built on the roof of a toilet.
October 19, 2019 | 07:45 pm GMT+7

Water shortage reminds Hanoians of decades past

With tap water affected by the contamination of a local river, Hanoians are wrestling with a water shortage just like in the old days.      
October 19, 2019 | 07:50 am GMT+7

Hanoians struggle for drinking water after river contaminated with oil

As Hanoi struggles with polluted tap water, people are staying up at night for tanker trucks’ arrival and hoarding bottled water.
October 16, 2019 | 08:31 pm GMT+7

Young entrepreneurs take a step towards making coffee shoes in Vietnam

Rens, a startup by a Vietnamese duo in Finland making the world’s first shoes from coffee grounds, wants to shift to Vietnam soon.
October 16, 2019 | 03:07 pm GMT+7

Middle class loosens purse strings for healthy stuff

Vietnamese middle class households are willing to pay more for safer food and healthier living environments.
October 16, 2019 | 08:44 am GMT+7

Use abandoned aircraft to give seniors an experience: nursing center

A Hanoi nursing center has suggested that an abandoned aircraft be used to allow seniors experience what it's like being on a plane.
October 12, 2019 | 11:38 am GMT+7

Hanoi Train Street café owners look for other means of livelihood

The owners of two dozen cafés on Hanoi Train Street will probably be forced to return to their old jobs following their imminent closure.
October 11, 2019 | 08:31 pm GMT+7

Saigon couple move in and move on – in a bus

The silence and darkness at the Saigon Bus Terminal is broken as a bus engine starts and its lights come on.
October 09, 2019 | 07:45 pm GMT+7

Birth phobia threatens Vietnam's future

More and more people are reluctant to have babies, causing fears that Vietnam's population growth will fall below replacement rate. 
October 09, 2019 | 08:03 am GMT+7

Frenchman teaches pottery to disabled children

In a 30-square-meter workshop, a tall man with silver hair is showing children how to mold clay to make Raku pottery.
October 08, 2019 | 04:27 pm GMT+7

Vietnamese women learning to fight back against abusive husbands

Domestic violence is one of the dark aspects of Vietnamese society, but there might be light at the end of the tunnel.
October 08, 2019 | 03:46 pm GMT+7

Most drinkers drive home under the influence in Vietnam: study

As many as 68 percent of people who drink in Vietnam drive home by themselves and display unsafe traffic behavior in doing so.
October 07, 2019 | 08:38 pm GMT+7
 
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