Everyone has a right to economic opportunity. Economic opportunities help prevent oppression and exploitation.
I am an attorney who tries to protect people's rights.
Sep 28, 2009
Raised by Vietnamese immigrant parents who fled to the US with no money or language skills, Lory Nguyen Ishii is no stranger to the transformative results of micro-financing, being the daughter of grocery store owners funded by pools of cash stuffed under her relatives' mattresses. Lory's passion for social justice has manifested itself through working as an anti-human trafficking outreach coordinator, employment rights attorney, and now, as a Kiva Fellow. Lory and her husband, George, are excited to use their strengths to serve in Viet Nam to empower local entrepreneurs from the ground-level.
Giap is an easy-going and industrious woman. She bought additional bamboo supplies with her loan and also raises chickens and resells bananas in smaller markets in her spare time.
Giap splits the bamboo into [...]
Vinh, a member of Chut\'s group, has used her loan money to set up a \"che\" making business. Che is a Vietnamese dessert that is typically made up of a coconut cream base, sweetened mung beans, jellies and [...]
Phuong has been using her loan to purchase more rice grain in order to make \"banh te\" and \"banh chung,\" which are traditional Vietnamese sticky rice items stuffed with beans and meat, wrapped in banana leaves. [...]
Be is an honest and humble woman. She has used her loan to add more products to her general store. New items include: instant noodles, cookies, salt, and sugar. Be lives and works in the general store.
Although her loan cycle has only recently begun, Huyen is happy to report that she was recently awarded a service contract with a Chinese furniture manufacturing company. Huyen has a trade school background in [...]