Huệ, 68, Colors of Hoi An
Huệ gets a ride to work in Hoi An, Vietnam.
“This is me. I was on my way to work. This is my grab bike driver. He takes me to work in the morning and back at noon every day.”
Huệ is 68 years old and while it isn’t uncommon for a Vietnamese woman to be working at this age, she never had kids and so looks after herself.
“I cannot retire yet. I do not have kids. I live alone. If I work, I can earn money to buy food.”
Huệ works at a small street food stall in an alley of Hoi An, selling Cao lầu, Bún bò Huế and other noodle dishes. As we talked to her the owner of the stall (her boss who is younger than her) told us: “Every day, she always comes here even it is rainy or sunny. She has been working here for 4 or 5 years. She is very sweet. We are like mom and daughter.”
Huệ loved her photo and kept showing it off to everyone that passed. Beaming, she said “Giving me this picture is more meaningful than giving me money. It is so beautiful!”
Huệ, 68 years old
Hoi An, Vietnam