Hoa, 43 — Drying Krill
Hoa gathers krill that has been dried on nets in the sun. For the last few decades, she’s worked in the kitchen of a small hotel in Hoi An, Vietnam. Now times are different. She explains:
“Due to the Coronavirus spread, the hotel is closed, that is why I am working for hire like this (drying krill and fish). These krill will be dried within a day and after that, they’ll be ready to be sold.”
“When the virus started, my husband was worried and told me to stay at home for safety. A few days later, my hotel was shut down. Since then, I’ve been unemployed. Therefore, I try to get work wherever I can.”
Hoa, 43 years old
Hoi An, Vietnam
Around Hoi An, over the years, many people have transitioned into jobs in the tourism industry. A usually booming industry employing countless numbers of people, it has all but come to an abrupt halt. As Vietnam closes it’s borders and works tirelessly to contain COVID-19, people like Hoa try to find an income in other places.