The Village of Friendship

Young students and residents of the Village- Ho and Duong. Ho informed me that he also, was a photographer. © Chris Hopkins/The Insight PressSeven year old Do The Hai © Chris Hopkins/The Insight PressSeven year old Do The Hai © Chris Hopkins/The Insight PressNguyen Thi Van Long from Nam Dinh, who has been at the village for 9 years and through both her parents exposure to agent orange suffers from protruding eyeballs and minor learning disabilities. © Chris Hopkins/The Insight PressLong with friend Phuong who is deaf outside classrooms at the village. © Chris Hopkins/The Insight Press© Chris Hopkins/The Insight PressCanh chi Long or stands only 125 cm tall, despite being 28 years old. © Chris Hopkins/The Insight PressLung left the village only to return after persecution in Hanoi. © Chris Hopkins/The Insight PressLung acts as a translator to Long and also teaches some students English. © Chris Hopkins/The Insight PressA percentage of the village's funding comes from charity groups outside Vietnam. © Chris Hopkins/The Insight PressDung’s legs have been turned in at right angles since birth creating spinal problems and difficulty walking. © Chris Hopkins/The Insight PressNguyen Thi Yen enters Rehabilitation room 1 for her daily physio session. © Chris Hopkins/The Insight Press© Chris Hopkins/The Insight Press© Chris Hopkins/The Insight PressDung suffers through a daily session in immense pain.  © Chris Hopkins/The Insight Press© Chris Hopkins/The Insight Press© Chris Hopkins/The Insight PressBy the end of the session Dung is able to walk short distances without the aid of her leg braces. © Chris Hopkins/The Insight PressBy the end of the session Dung is able to walk short distances without the aid of her leg braces. © Chris Hopkins/The Insight PressAgent orange is still affecting pregnancies, even to this day some 40 years after spraying finished. © Chris Hopkins/The Insight PressBui Thi enters the rehab ward for yet another bout of physio to ease her pain. © Chris Hopkins/The Insight Press