Thúy Nguyễn Thị is fifty years old and lives in the town of Đô Lương. She is married and has one grown child. To make a living, Thúy owns and operates a business serving breakfast foods to customers in the local community. She has been engaged in this business for over two years and earns approximately $115 a month from these activities.
In 2008, Thúy joined TYM Fund to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation by engaging in business activities. She has successfully repaid a previous loan of 5000000 VND from TYM Fund. This loan was used to purchase food and drinks for the restaurant. Thúy is now requesting a new loan of 9000000 VND which will be used to invest in expanding the business. This will be her second loan from TYM Fund.