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He Muong 1 Group
In this Group: Thuong, Thim, Ua, Ang, Chien, Cuong, Xoan*
* not pictured
Thuong is a Thai woman, who was elected by six other Thai members to be the team leader of He Muong 1 Group. She lives with her husband, along with her parents-in-law and her two school-aged children in a small Thai traditional house. Her parents-in-law are old and weak, so Thuong and her husband are the breadwinners and they are attempting to earn more to cover all living expenses, and also the tuition fees for their children.

Agriculture production is their main source of income, and they continuously diversify their activities, such as cultivating rice, maize, vegetables, raising pigs, chickens, ducks and buffaloes. They also have to work for a local construction employer to earn a higher income for a more abundant life. This is Thuong's third loan in the Anh Chi Em program. She said that she has benefited a lot from the loans and the interesting training lessons of Anh Chi Em. This time, Thuong will use the loan to buy one more buffalo to expand her farming. She hopes to learn more in the next training sessions, especially about farming and breeding techniques, and knowledge about personal financial management.

Thuong dreams that her two children will study in a famous university and have a good job with a better life than her in the future. In the picture, Thuong is standing first from the right.

Additional Information

More information about this loan

Anh Chi Em (ACE) is an International NGO microfinance program that supports vulnerable and marginalized individuals in the severely underserved regions of Dien Bien and Muong Ang District in Dien Bien Province and in Northern Vietnam. Launched in 2007 by the French non-profit Entrepreneurs du Monde, ACE focuses on the financial inclusion of women from marginalized ethnicities and those affected by AIDS.
ACE offers two types of flexible loans alongside a voluntary savings program. The amortizing and bullet loans provide borrowers with key capital at an interest rate of 18%, compared to the national averages of 23.01%. The savings program pays clients 6% returns per annum.
Kiva lender’s funds help ACE to expand its services into new communes and more districts and offer loans to more vulnerable individuals. 

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 Vietnam

  • $5,600
    Average annual income
  • 86
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    Vietnam Loans Fundraising
  • $14,762,575
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 21,080.0
    Vietnam Dong (VND) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of He Muong 1 Group's $1,525 loan helped a member to buy one more buffalo.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 15, 2014
May 17, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 17, 2015