Hien’s House Before Orphange Life

“I Don’t Know Who Will Help Me”

Hien’s mom died when she was two. Though he tried, her mentally handicapped father wasn’t up to the task of raising four children. Hien and her siblings were often alone and sometimes hungry.

Seeing that the children weren’t safe, government social workers took legal custody of them. They placed Hien in the village orphanage.

Orphanage Where Hien Grew Up

Hien’s Orphanage Room

So it was in an orphanage that Hien grew up. There, she made friends with other orphans, some became close friends; she had plenty of food and went to the doctor when needed; she did well in successive grades of schooling; she began to view boys differently.  In short, she passed from childhood to adolescence there. That village orphanage – though lacking – was the best “home” she’d ever known. There, she felt secure.

Hien’s security ended when she graduated from high school. The orphanage director told her she had to leave.

Where would she go?  Fear invaded her heart.  Looking back, she says: “I was worried about what would happen. I didn’t know who would help me.” She wanted to attend college, but how?

Hien learned of Orphan Voice’s Victory House program. Hope made headway against the fear. “Maybe this is the way!” she thought.

Victory House helps orphaned girls who’ve been forced to leave the only home they’ve ever known–their orphanage–when they “age out.”  Victory House provides mentoring, college or vocational training, and a place to live with a food stipend until the girls graduate and get a job to support themselves. Victory House also serves as an anti-trafficking protection, because young girls aging out of orphanages with no place to go are prime targets of traffickers.

Hien applied to Victory House and was accepted!

Hien has proven herself a faithful student in the past 4 years! She recently graduated with a degree in accounting. And, best of all, she’s already gainfully employed in the finance department at a local restaurant. She’s passing from adolescence to adulthood – because of you!

Hien is grateful. Because she’s now receiving a paycheck, she won’t receive any Victory House support after August. She says: “Thank you! Without Orphan Voice, I don’t know who would have helped me.”

Victory House has accepted four new girls. Can you help us help them? To invest in the lives of Victory House girls, donate HERE. Or, mail your support to Orphan Voice, P.O. Box 910410, Lexington, Kentucky 40591.