Total loan: $3,275

Na Tau 52 Group

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Dien Bien, Dien Bien, Vietnam / Agriculture

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A loan helped to buy fingerlings for her fish farm.

Na Tau 52 Group's story

Thoan, age 56, is a Thai ethnic minority woman who has been a farmer for many years. She is married and has two children who already have jobs. Her family lives in a small remote village in a mountainous area of northwest Vietnam, where agriculture is the main source of income for the local people.

Every day, Thoan works hard on her farm by engaging in various small-scale activities such as planting rice, cultivating vegetables, and raising chickens and pigs. Wanting to breed more animals and earn more income, Thoan decided to request her seventh loan from the Anh Chi Em program. She repaid her previous loans on time because her investments were successful.

This time, Thoan will use the loan to buy more fingerlings so that she can invest in her fish farm. She discovered that raising fish is less risky since fish are less susceptible to disease. In addition, raising fish requires less time and effort. Thoan hopes to have the continue support of the Anh Chi Em program in the form of loans and training in agricultural techniques. Thoan now has six years of experience in fish farming and hopes that the fingerlings will develop healthy so that they can be sold quickly. She intends to reinvest the profits from this venture, save for the future, and take better care of her family.

In the photo, Thoan is the first person on the far right and is wearing a red coat.