Phuong makes Vietnamese traditional cakes to sell in a market. She has done this job for five years. Her income is about 4,000,000 VND per month. Besides that, Phuong also breeds pigs to earn more money. Her family’s total earnings are about 10,000,000 VND per month. Her challenge in life and work is that her facilities for making cakes is manual, she needs to handle every thing, and she has very few customers. Her dream is to make more kinds of cakes to support other restaurants and to have communication with customers every day. This loan is one of the steps to help her get to this dream. She can buy more rice and onions to make cakes. Phuong is a hardworking and careful woman.
This is the first time she participated in SEDA's microfinance program. In this loan cycle, she would like to borrow 5,152,000 VND to buy more rice and other ingredients to make more cakes. She always wants to expand her business to gain earnings and save profits to raise her children up well.
The other member who is part of Phuong's group is Thuy, who is 35 years old. She has two children. She breeds chickens to get eggs. She wants to borrow 8,288,000 VND to invest in her breeding.
About SEDA: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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