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Mrs. Vinh has a service business shipping goods. Vinh has been involved in this business for more than 10 years.

Vinh is 45 years old, and she is married with one child. She lives and works in Thieu Hoa district, a rural area in Thanh Hoa province

This is Vinh's first loan with Thanh Hoa Fund of Poor Women.

The main hardship that Vinh faces in her life is not having a clean water system and hygienic latrine. She is requesting a loan to purchase sand, cement and brick to build a toilet, bathroom and water filter system.

With her business profit, Vinh hopes for her family to be healthy and happy, for her child to do well in school, and to be able to buy more supplies and equipment for her business.

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 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.

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About Vietnam

  • $5,600
    Average annual income
  • 111
    View loans »
    Vietnam Loans Fundraising
  • $15,326,650
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 21,074.8
    Vietnam Dong (VND) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Vinh to purchase sand, cement and brick to build a toilet, bathroom and water filter system.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 16, 2014
May 8, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 17, 2015