Nga is 35 years old and she is married with two children. She works in agriculture, farming poultry and cattle. She supports her two dependents with her business in Thanh Hoa City, an urban town in Thanh Hoa province. Nga has been involved in this business for more than ten years. The main hardship that she faces in her business is the lack of capital.
This is Nga's first loan with the Thanh Hoa Fund for Poor Women. Nga is the leader of a six-member group, the 12-02-02 Quảng Tâm solidarity group. She is requesting the loan to purchase poultry and cattle to raise and resell in the future.
In the future, Nga hopes for her children to do well in school, for her family to be healthy and happy, and to make enough money to provide for her kids.
About Thanh Hoa Microfinance Institution Limited Liability (Thanh Hoa MFI)
Thanh Hoa MFI works to provide credit to women and their families in the central Vietnamese province of Thanh Hoa, one of the poorest regions of the country. The institution's target clients are poor and low-income women who have the ability to work but lack the capital. Accordingly, Thanh Hoa MFI prioritizes single mothers, low-income women with children who have dropped out of primary school, and Viet Nam’s poorest women who cannot access any formal financial services.
This is a Group Loan
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