Ho E Not, head of a village in central Vietnam, has persuaded everyone to stop drinking to build a better life. Photo: Hoang Tao/VnExpress
Ho E Not used to beat his wife and their children whenever she refused to give him money for drinking.
“I was tired every time I came from the field and I craved for some alcohol,” Not told news website VnExpress from the central province of Quang Tri.
But one day, 15 years ago, his youngest child kept crying because there was nothing to eat. It hit him hard. He decided to stop drinking.