More are working into old age to survive, in the world’s most rapidly aging country. Will solutions be too little, too late for Vietnam’s growing ranks of elderly poor? Part 1 of a regional series on elderly poverty explores the issues.
- Posted 12 Mar 2017 14:25
- Updated 12 Mar 2017 16:13
82-year-old Tran Thi Huong does what she must to survive, like walk the city streets to sell lottery tickets.
But, with the sun approaching its noon peak, their day is barely halfway through. Now comes the even more arduous task: Hawking their snacks – a menu of red bean soup, mung bean dumplings, banana cake and an iced peanut drink – in the blazing heat.
Despite her slight hunch, 70-year-old Madam Chau Chung Muoi moves just as nimbly as her younger sister Dao Muoi who is 61, and she propels the heavy-laden pushcart with surprising speed down the busy streets. Continue reading “Vietnam’s ticking time-bomb of elderly poverty”