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Going bananas
Chien prepares meals on the boat

Chien prepares meals on the boat.

Phuong sells the fruit until 8 at night

Phuong sells the fruit until 8 at night.

The banana business helps the couple provide for their two children at home and send them to school

The banana business helps the couple provide for their two children at home and send them to school.

His wife Phuong arranges her "stall"

His wife Phuong arranges her "stall".

Chien carries bunches of bananas on his shoulder from the boat to his wife at 5:30 a.m

Chien carries bunches of bananas on his shoulder from the boat to his wife at 5:30 a.m.

Chien's boat lies next to his brothers' on a Ho Chi Minh City river

Chien's boat lies next to his brothers' on a Ho Chi Minh City river.

Chien, now over 40, has been in the business for more than 22 years. He spends three weeks a month in Ho Chi Minh City for it, and the other week visiting his children back home in the Mekong Delta province of Ben Tre, from where he gets his supply...

Chien, now over 40, has been in the business for more than 22 years. He spends three weeks a month in Ho Chi Minh City for it, and the other week visiting his children back home in the Mekong Delta province of Ben Tre, from where he gets his supply of bananas.

Chien prepares meals on the boat
Phuong sells the fruit until 8 at night
The banana business helps the couple provide for their two children at home and send them to school
His wife Phuong arranges her "stall"
Chien carries bunches of bananas on his shoulder from the boat to his wife at 5:30 a.m
Chien's boat lies next to his brothers' on a Ho Chi Minh City river
Chien, now over 40, has been in the business for more than 22 years. He spends three weeks a month in Ho Chi Minh City for it, and the other week visiting his children back home in the Mekong Delta province of Ben Tre, from where he gets his supply...