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Wednesday, 24 May 2017 16:43

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I stood there watching her.


Full of pity.

She was only 9 years old and had just finished first grade, longing to go back to school. She was beautiful and was just coming into puberty.

She would run away to avoid being whipped by her stepfather, occurring whenever he was unhappy. He was rarely nice to her. And what of her mom? Her mom felt like she owed him, for not kicking her out from a debt that continually grew and grew. Maybe she stayed with him because she needed him and his money. The little girl loved her mother, and winced slightly as her mother rubbed pain relief oil on the bruised the stepfather's whipping had left behind.

After talking to the mother, I got the feeling that the mother felt getting whipped by rods and electric cables was normal, that being in a drunken stupor at all hours of the day was normal.

How absolutely sad for a mother to not see how beautiful her daughter would grow up to be. Would her daughter be able to fight against the monster of a stepfather was drunk and his desires out of control?

She clearly didn't care about her daughter's dreams and wishes. Despite having OBV support her daughter's education, she wanted her daughter returned to her, unless OBV made a 'monetary donation' to her. She was greedy for money.

A little girl stood there with tears rolling down her cheeks.

I felt a chill go through my body.

Please sign here if you agree to take your daughter back and to cease receiving OBV support.

NH - OBV Vietnam

Sept 15, 2016

Translated by Jacqueline Huynh and Mr. Phung.  The original version in Vietnamese entitled "Không Đề"

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