Total loan: $3,050

Nua Ngam 37 Group

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Dien Bien, Dien Bien, Vietnam / Agriculture

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A loan helped to buy fertilizer for their rice farm.

Nua Ngam 37 Group's story

Born in a poor house, Thien, 40, is a Thai ethnic minority woman, who had no chance to go to school and has been engaged in farming for many years. She is married and lives with her family, including her mother-in-law, her husband, and her two sons in the poor village of Dien Bien - a border province in the Northwest of Vietnam.

Most of the income Thien's family relies upon comes from agricultural production, which is very low and sometimes is not enough to cover the living expenses, as well as paying tuition for her two children who are attending school.

However, to keep her family moving forward and reaching out of poverty, Thien and her husband make a great effort to develop their farming through asking for support from the Anh Chi Em program with both finance and technical training.

Thien has repaid successfully seven loans from the Anh Chi Em program. This time, she has taken a loan from this program to buy fertilizer for her rice fields. She hopes that with better quality fertilizer, her rice farm will bring high productivity.

Thien dreams that her family will have an abundant life and always be filled by warmth and happiness. In the picture, Thien stands first from the far right and is a representative of the group of Kiva borrowers, which includes seven members.