At 16, Sang gained sponsorship to a local English Center for H'mong children in Sapa, where she learned about STREETS. “My mother didn't want me to leave Sapa," Sang recalls.
The tenacious teenager finally persuaded her family to let her go to STREETS in HoiAn. Sang excelled during the 18-month program.
After graduating, Sang began her career as a Commis Chef at the Fusion Maia Danang Resort, then after several years she returned to her hometown of Sapa and continued her career at the acclaimed Victoria Sapa Resort and Spa.
Sang sends part of her income home to support her family. They have a newfound respect for the ambitious young woman. "My mother cries and tells me she is proud of me," Sang said.