Mary Y Bleoh and seven of her 14 children at her house on the outskirts of Kon Tum City. (Photo: Mary Vang)
H’thi was taken in by a Catholic Church-run hostel last year, underweight, frail and sickly due to lack of food and health care,
The Bahnar ethnic child, then just seven years old, had been abandoned by her alcoholic father, who died of liver cancer in August. Her mother died after giving birth to her and her four siblings are married.
“H’thi is now getting fatter and is in good health. She is in the first grade at a public school,” said Lovers of the Holy Cross Sister Mary Tran Thi Kim Cuc, who admitted her to the hostel.