L. Bạch Thi makes a living from raising a variety of seafood for sale. She is a 34-year-old woman living in the town of Nghi Lộc. She is married and has two school-aged children. L. has been engaged in this business for over seven years and earns approximately 2,500,000 VND a month.
In 2005, L. joined TYM Fund to gain access to financial services to help improve her situation and enable her to engage in business activities. L. has successfully repaid a previous loan of 9,000,000 VND from TYM Fund. This previous loan was used to invest in expanding her business. L. is now requesting a loan of 13,000,000 VND which will be used to purchase livestock feed and other supplies. This will be her fifth loan from TYM Fund. L. plans to use the additional revenue to improve her business.