Giua, Hmong Ethnic Group, Ha Giang, Vietnam
“I am here hanging out and working. People take pictures of me and give me some money. I use the money to buy books and notebooks for my studies. My parents work in the fields. I have been doing this for 2 years.”
Giua, 12 years old
White Hmong ethnic group
Ha Giang, Vietnam (Northern Vietnam)
Giua sits along the side of the road at a popular overlook in Ha Giang Vietnam. She wears a laurel of flowers and holds a basket on her back. She is from the White Hmong ethnic group, a sub-group of the Hmong, one of the 54 ethnic groups of Vietnam. Most days Giua will hang out here at the top of a series of switchbacks in the road, posing for tourists to earn money.