Hung earns about $50-$60 a month working a 12 hour a day as a cyclo driver, mainly for tourists in Hanoi, a job he has done for six years. Sometimes he has no clients and is forced to find other odd jobs.
Stable employment simply isn’t an option for Hung as he only finished Grade 2 of school.
His working conditions are tough as he has to work from 6am to 6pm all year round, no matter what the weather is like. His cyclo is sometimes confiscated by police as he has no official permits.
Hung would like a stable, better paid job so he could provide his family with more security, but he doesn’t know what training ne heeds to help him reach his goal.