Tran's father left home when she was young. Her mother , Phan Thi Hanh , born in 1979 , is now a nurse of Tam Ky Medical Station in Quang Nam Province . She has to work far from home so she must left Tran with her old grandmother but her mother's income is very low , about $ 71 USD per month which was not enough to pay for monthly expenses about $ 214 USD . Thus her family now meet with serious difficulties and her mother couldn't afford to raise Tran and her old grandmother . Knowing that her girl , Tran , would have no future in the family situation and not wanting her to be illiterate , Tran's mum applied for Tran to enroll at the VOH. She was accepted on August 5 , 2015. She hopes Tran will have a good living environment amongst with similar circumstances and a bright future.