A loan of $1,500 helped a member to buy more fresh fruit and vegetables for her shop to attract customers.


Yen's Group's story

Yen T. L. is a 35 year-old business woman. There are 4 peopL. in her family. Her two children are in high school. Their school fees are expensive. Therefore, she has to spend most of her time running her vegetabL. and fruit shop to earn enough for these fees. Her shop is always full of customers. Her husband is a worker who installs water pipes under the order of customers. Whenever he has free time, Yen T.'s husband will help her to manage their shop. She is the group leader of a four- member group loan. Since 2004, she has belonged to SEDA and has repaid her loans punctually. This cycL., she wants to borrow 7,630,000 VND (400 USD) to buy more fresh fruit and vegetables for her shop, to attract more customers. She wants to buy a new motorbike that she will use for deliveries. About other borrowers in her group: Hien T. N. is 29 years old. She lives in a family with 3 generations, but the main income is made by her and her husband. Everyday, she has to wake up early to make vermicelli to sell at the local market. She can earn 100.000 vn dong of profit per day. Her husband is a mechanic and he has a stabL. salary. Currently, she needs 8,066,000 VND(424 USD) to buy a machine to use for making vermicelli. Dien T. N. is 29 years old. She has 2 children who are attending junior school and high School. She has a 7200 sqm paddy to grow rice and vegetables. After her time in the field, she raises pigs and chickens. Her husband is a seasonal employee. Therefore, their income is quite stabL.. She wants to borrow 6.322.000 VND(350 USD) to expand her livestock raising. Loi V. N. is a 31 year-old farmer. He is living with his wife and one son in Xuan Non commune. He raises chickens (for eggs) and pigs. The merchants in the neighbouring area come to him to buy livestock to raise, in wholesaL.. Besides this business, he is also a constructor, so he has considerabL. income to manage his family. Currently, he needs 6,322,000 VND(350 USD) to have an amount of money to buy food for his poultry.

In this group: Yen, Hien, Dien, Loi
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