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They initiate a group to help give farmers climate-resilient livelihood options

Nuns help Vietnamese farmers adapt to climate change

Sister Mary Vu Thi Ngoc, head of the climate change group that was established in 2010, visits a farm in Huong Thuy District on July 20. (ucanews.com photo) 

ucanews.com reporter, Hue
Vietnam

August 9, 2017

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Seven years ago, Truong Thi Hat cultivated cassava on a 3,000 square-meter farm that yielded poor harvests due to drought, floods and termites at Quang Tho village in central Vietnam.

She also had to trade in second hand clothes to earn extra money while her husband worked at construction sites.

Hat's seven-member family lived in a 12-square-meter ramshackle house, was often short of food and owed six million dong (US$265) to a bank. "At that time we did not know what to do to improve our life," Hat said.

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