In 2013, reports about the reduction of poverty in Vietnam reached the world. Although according to the reports it was yet to be considered done, the remarkable progress of the country is proof that fixing this problem is indeed doable.
Amidst this progress are people still waiting for their chance towards a better life. A short documentary from Abela Films lets us in on the life of Co Be, a woman who makes a living from selling soup and noodles along the waters of the Mekong River Delta in Can Tho, located south of Vietnam.
The short film features an interview of one Cai Rang Floating Market’s women vendors, and shows a side of them that’s hardly noticed and paid attention to. Their happiness despite their situation and the content they have regardless of the lifestyle they are forced to live for lack of education and other means to make a living is a truly inspiring tale.
I wish I would have been able to visit the floating market during my stay in the country, and watching this video has definitely helped Cai Rang make it to my future travel plans.
Click here to watch the video.