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Mrs. Mai has a retail business selling medication; she has been involved in this business for more than 10 years. Mai is 49 years old, and she is married with two children. She lives with two dependents in the Hoang Hoa district, a rural town in Thanh Hoa province.

In 2013, Mai joined Thanh Hoa Fund for Poor Women to improve her business. Mai has successfully repaid two loans from Thanh Hoa Fund for Poor Women.

One of the most critical difficulties that concerns her is not having a clean water system and a hygienic latrine.

She is requesting a loan to purchase sand, cement and bricks to build a toilet.

In the future, Mai hopes to make enough money to provide for her kids, for her business to do well, and to buy land of her own.

Additional Information

More information about this loan

This loan is part of FPW’s initiative to provide access to clean water and improved sanitation facilities to low income Vietnamese households. With the help of strategic alliances, FPW has designed a product focused on building latrines, providing septic tanks and water filters, and improving existing hygiene facilities.  
FPW will provide a grace period in certain cases to make this product more affordable to clients, and will provide health and environmental training sessions to help build awareness on the benefits of water and sanitation initiatives. By funding this loan, you are helping improve sanitation and access to clean water.

About Thanh Hoa Fund for Poor Women (FPW)

Thanh Hoa Fund for Poor Women (FPW) 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, FPW 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.

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About Vietnam

  • $725
    Average annual income
  • 26
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    Vietnam Loans Fundraising
  • $12,532,400
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 21,276.6
    Vietnam Dong (VND) = $1 USD
Paying Back

This loan has been fully funded!

A loan of $725 helped Mai to purchase sand, cement and bricks to build a toilet.
46% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 23, 2014
Apr 28, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss: