Rice farmer Nguyen Van Theo's wife selling vegetables on the streets of Hanoi. Rice farmer Nguyen Van Theo, age 51, of rural Tho Quang village, outside Hanoi, is a rice farmer with three children who lived hand-to-mouth until wife Vie Thi Phat, 53, moved to Hanoi with her sisters to sell vegetables on a street corner to support their families. Through the years she has managed to come home to the village only once every two months. (Theo Nguyen Van is featured in the book What I Eat: Around the World in 80 Diets.) MODEL RELEASED.