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Group 16 - An Thanh 01
In this Group: Dìn, Hương, Hoàn, Sang, The, Phín, Duyên , Thường, Mỳ
Ms. Din, 59, works in agricultural production with a monthly income of approximately 700,000 VND. Her husband is disabled, and her family is ranked as a poor household in their community. Din and her husband are now living in a house with their grown son who is married. Her son has a child who is now studying at a secondary school. She has been a member of the Women's Union since 1974. Ms. Din is fully aware of the fact that using a degraded double-pit latrine poses a health risk to her and her family members, her community, and the environment. However, she has not yet been able to construct a septic tank latrine due to a shortage of funds. With a portion of this loan, she will be able to buy materials to build a hygienic septic tank latrine and a hand-washing device with soap. Those facilities would help her family improve health, living conditions, and safety, particularly at night and during rainstorms. In addition, the facilities will provide convenience, cleanliness and privacy for all family members, as well as contribute to the environment protection of the community. In the picture, Ms. Din is the first from the left.

Additional Information

More information about this loan

This loan is part of EastMeetsWest Foundation's initiative to expand access to clean water and improved sanitation to poor, rural households in Vietnam. These loans reduce rates of waterborne disease and increase dignity. When you fund this loan, it will be disbursed to the foundation, which will then lend the funds to the provincial Women's Union, an organization that works closely with EastMeetsWest to provide funding to poor families to improve water access, build clean latrines, teach improved sanitation practices and more.

About Thrive Networks

Thrive Networks creates sustainable and catalytic solutions to difficult development problems. Specifically, the organization works with community groups in rural, underserved areas to help make household access to clean water and improved sanitation desirable and affordable. Funds from Kiva lenders will be used to help borrowers finance the construction of a household latrine, ensuring a healthier future for each family and the wider community.

This is a Group Loan

In a group loan, each member of the group receives an individual loan but is part of a larger group of individuals. The group is there to provide support to the members and to provide a system of peer pressure, but groups may or may not be formally bound by a group guarantee. In cases where there is a group guarantee, members of the group are responsible for paying back the loans of their fellow group members in the case of delinquency or default.

Kiva's Field Partners typically feature one borrower from a group. The loan description, sector, and other attributes for a group loan profile are determined by the featured borrower's loan. The other members of the group are not required to use their loans for the same purpose.

About Housing Loans

Many poor families cannot afford housing that meets their needs. When you make a housing loan on Kiva, you give people access to flexible capital to obtain or improve their homes. Better housing means better health, sanitation, and even educational outcomes for children. A house can also be much more for entrepreneurs who run businesses out of their homes. In this way, housing and small business loans on Kiva share a common purpose: to alleviate poverty and enable families to enjoy more stable lives.


About Vietnam

  • $725
    Average annual income
  • 29
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    Vietnam Loans Fundraising
  • $12,527,475
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 21,079.3
    Vietnam Dong (VND) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Group 16 - An Thanh 01's $4,275 loan helped a member to pay for the construction of a hygienic toilet and a hand-washing device with soap.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Jan 27, 2014
Jan 2, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 17, 2015