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Liu Fang is now a first year student at Bayi Middle School. She lives with her grandmother and a cousin in a simple converted farmhouse near the school. It does not have hot water nor television. Her father works in Mianzhu and comes back once a week to vist. Her grandfather and little brother still live in their old home in Nanbu County. Liu Fang’s grandmother is her main caretaker. Her cousin is in her class so she helps her at school. Liu Fang looked like she lost some weight. But she was in good spirits when I spoke to her, giggling at times. She did well in her last midterm exam. The teacher praised her, giving her more confidence at school. I’ve spent RMB$2000 from our 512 Chengdu funding account to assist Liu Fang’s family.
last update: 02.04.2010