A loan of $425 helped to purchase raw materials to manufacture additional furniture products.

Luân's story

Luân is a 52 year-old female living in the town of Yên Phong district - Băc Ninh province. She is married and has 2 adult -aged children. To making a living, Luân operates a family member's business venture in the arts sector operating a manufacturing business. While not the only means for generating revenue, the main source of income for the business comes primarily from manufacturing and selling wood products to local businesses and community members. Luân has been engaged in this business for over 10 years and earns approximately 4.500.000 VND a month from these activities.

In 2009, Luân joined SEDA to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and ability to engage in business activities. Luân has successfully repaid a previous loan of 6.944..000 VND from SEDA. This previous loan was used to purchase additional raw materials to expand her product offerings. Luân is now requesting a new loan of 8.288.000 VND which will be used to purchase raw materials to manufacture additional furniture products such as beds tables chairs. The loan will be the 3rd loan taken out by the borrower from SEDA. Luân plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to save as a reserve for future emergencies.

About SEDA:

The mission of SEDA (Center of Small Enterprise Development Assistance) is to provide microfinance services to the low income and disadvantaged people in rural areas of Hanoi and the Northern provinces of Vietnam.

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