Colors of Hoi An II — The Story
Hoa carries flowers to sell at the market in Hoi An, Vietnam. Using two baskets balanced with a bamboo pole (Don Ganh) she walks from her house to the old town.
“Carrying the flowers like this is easier for me. On the way from my home to the market, I sell flowers to lots of people, so it would be a hassle for me (to use a bicycle).”
Hoa has been growing and selling flowers in Hoi An for 30 years. After getting divorced when her daughter was 4 years old, she single-handedly raised her and took care of her mother at the same time. To do this, she worked 3 jobs from 4 AM to 9 PM daily. “Thanks to those jobs, I was able to send my daughter to school through University,” she says.
“It was a hard time for me. Now, life is better. I stay at home to look after my grandchild and grow flowers to sell.”
Colors of Hoi An
This photo is part of “Colors of Hoi An” — a photography project to highlight the bold colors of Hoi An, Vietnam, juxtaposed with the daily life of the locals. Click here to learn more about “Colors of Hoi An”.
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