Lan is 57 years old. She has four adult children who are workers, beverage sellers and engineers. She and her husband grow vegetables to earn a living. He earns about 2,500,000 Vietnamese Dong (VND) per month. Lan’s income is about 3,000,000 VND. She has done this job for eight years. Her family’s total earnings are about 10,000,000 VND (or about 476 US dollars) per month.
Lan has participated in SEDA's credit program since 2008. In the last cycle she borrowed 9,632,000 VND and repaid the loan on time. In this loan cycle, she would like to borrow 9,632,000 VND to buy seeds and fertilizer to grow vegetables. She is always hoping to expand her business.
The Center of Small Enterprise Development Assistance (SEDA) is a non-profit organization whose vision is to create “a society without poverty.” Founded in 2004, SEDA provides microfinance services to low-income and disadvantaged people in rural areas of Hanoi and the northern provinces of Vietnam through its Binh Minh Micro-Finance Program.
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