Thinh 's parents divorced in June, 2013. Thus his mum, Nguyen Thi Thanh Van , born in 1975, a worker has to feed 3 school age children while her income is very low , about $ 95 USD per month which was not enough to pay monthly expenses about $ 119 USD per month. Furthermore, Thinh 's family has no house so all the members have to live on Thinh 's grandama 's house . Therefore, his family is one of the poorest families in his locality . So Thinh's mum applied for Thinh to enroll at the VOH and Thinh was accepted to live at VOH on August 5, 2013. She believes Thinh can continue going to school and have better life to become a good person.