L. Lê Thị is a 56-year-old female living in the town of Quảng Xương. She is married and has five adult children. To making a living, L. owns and operates an agricultural business raising livestock. While not the only means for generating revenue, the main source of income for the business comes primarily from raising chickens for sale. L. has been engaged in this business for more than a year and earns approximately 1,200,000 VND a month from these activities.
In 2007, L. joined TYM Fund to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and ability 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 purchase breeding livestock. L. is now requesting a new loan of 9,000,000 VND (US$525), which will be used to purchase livestock feed and other supplies. The loan will be the fourth loan she has taken out from TYM Fund. L. plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to improve/expand her business.