Imagine having only one holiday each year. You have worked 6 days a week and holidays are coming up. Your salary will be paid after the holidays, and it's too low to cover the monthly expenses anyway. So while everyone packs their suitcase to visit their family's home town, you sit at home worrying if you enough food.
This is the situation of my friend in Hanoi. She is a single mother who also takes care of her mother. Her salary leaves her $150 short every month. I see people ask (and receive) money for purposes much more selfish than this, so it's my hope some will want to help.