Dakrong, Quang Tri (20 August 2019) — Hồ Thị Y Pơ Lang, a mother of two sons aged 17 and 6 in Dakrong District, Quang Tri Province, suffers disabilities caused by Agent Orange. As a result, she can’t walk due to disabled legs.
In 2011, Pơ Lang got her first tricycle but it broke down two years ago. The past two years were a difficult time for her as she couldn’t get her youngest son to school nor go collecting woods. Today the 39-year-old mother feels so happy to receive a new tricycle from Project RENEW’s Victim Assistance program which is funded by Irish Aid.
The tricycle helps ease the burden of disabilities for the disabled mother and her two sons, who now live with a monthly allowance of 1.4 million VND provided by the government. Funding from Irish Aid has enabled Project RENEW to help persons with disabilities restore their mobility and integrate into society.
Project RENEW was established in 2001 as a joint effort between the government of Quang Tri Province and interested international non-governmental organizations to “restore the environment and neutralize the effects of the war” – with the main focus on unexploded ordinance.
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