The sun above his head was up to 50 degrees hot, Hiep – a skinny boy ran and panted chasing sheep, despite the burning sun and hot winds of Ninh Thuan, Vietnam. The boy was the youngest shepherd here when he started this job at the age of 13. Every day, the shepherding road is 40km long, from 5 am to evening. Hiep and his family are hired workers for the owners of the sheep.
Hiep did not go to school. When asked what he will do in the future, Hiep looks out at the sheep field, quietly.