Ban and her younger sister , Huynh Thi Thu Thao are illegitimate children . Her mum , Huynh Thi Thuong, born in 1970, is a farmer . In 2003, because of the difficult life , her mum went to Ho Chi Minh to earn for her living . Then she cameback her hometown . Up to know , Ban's mum has managed by herself to feed Ban's siblings . In fact , besides working on the fields , her mum has hardly worked as a hired labour . Although she has worked hard all day , her income is low and unstable , about $ 21 USD per month which was not enough to pay for monthly expenses about $ 71 USD. Her family now meet with serious difficulties so her mother couldn't afford to raise her young kids .Thus her family is one of the poorest families in her locality . Knowing that her girl , Ban, would have no future in the family situation and not wanting her to be illiterate , Ban's mum applied for Ban to enroll at the VOH. She was accepted on August 5 , 2013. She hopes Ban will have a good living environment amongst with similar circumstances and a bright future.