Some photos shot for a charity trying to raise money in Ma Da in Vietnam.
The school Ma Da is looking to expand (currently just a primary school)
The younger than 10 building
The two buildings that comprise the school.
10 year old school kids.
View from rear of 10 and over classroom
View from front.
Some school kids in one of the two houses that aren’t on the water in this town.
A view from the bank of the lake community
One of the floating tar paper houses on the lake. The nets are a fish holding tank/hatchery
A wide view of the lake
A fish holding tank.
The family who we interviewed’s house.
The daughter. She can no longer afford to go to school so she fishes full time.
A view from their bedroom/bathroom out onto their porch. The battery is their power source for karaoka and TV.
A view down on their house from the rafters.
Their mirror/dressing station
Sleeping area and changing area.
A view out to the porch.
The rear of the house where they hang their laundry to dry.
Their dinghy and their fishing boat.
This is the father. He had to take a loan out to get this boat. They’re still paying it back after several years.
This is the son. This will be his last year of school as their family can no longer afford to send him. His sister was in the same predicament and currently fishes for the family full time.
Some houses along the lake.
Some boats near a generator on the shore. The generator provides power for several of the floating homes.
A view from the beach of the lake community.
A road leading into town.
The main road. It’s hot, dusty and covers you in clay. There’s no cover on the road as the trees were only recently cleared.