Pacific Geographies #41

Cover Pic: Street vendor and customer, District 8 of Ho Chi Minh City / Vietnam. © Astrid Schulz 2013

The street vendor Nuong is 33 years old and has been working in Ho Chi Minh City for three years. She sends most of the money she makes to her family back home. She makes around 100.000 Vietnamese Dong a day in contrast to the 40.000 she would receive in her home town. Nuong is not planning to stay in Ho Chi Minh City forever. She is well aware that she cannot continue to afford living here. For the time being Nuong rents a bed in shared accommodation.

Managing editors of issue PG#41: Michael Waibel & Julia Albrecht


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