A loan of $1,550 helped a member to buy more ingredients to cook andsell to workers.


Thinh's Group's story

Thinh is 42 years old. She has two children. One of them has got married. The other one is doing carpentry at home. Her husband is a building worker. He earns about 10,000,000 VND per month.

Thinh grows rice and raises pigs to earn a living. Besides that, she also cooks food to sell. Her income is about 9,000,000 VND per month. She has done this job for 20 years. Her family’s total earnings are about 19,000,000 VND per month. Her challenge in life and work is that she lacks helpers to sell her food. Her dream is to be able to open a great restaurant. This loan is one of the steps that will help her get to this dream. She can invest in her business to gain earnings and save profit to achieve her dream. Thinh is a hardworking woman.

She has participated in SEDA's microfinance program since 2012. In the last loan cycle, she borrowed 5,152,000 VND and repaid on time. In this loan cycle, she would like to borrow 6,496,000 VND to buy more ingredients to cook and sell to workers. She always wants to expand her business and raise her children well.

Other members who are part of Thinh’s group include the following:
- Van is 20 years old. She has two children. She does carpentry. She wants to borrow 6,496,000 VND to invest in her work;
- Hue is 24 years old. She has two children. She does carpentry. She wants to borrow 6,496,000 VND to invest in her work;
- Them is 23 years old. She has a child. She is a tailor. She wants to borrow 6,496,000 VND to sell clothes;
- Sau is 19 years old. She has a child. She is a worker. She wants to borrow 6,496,000 VND to make aluminum frames.

In this group: Thinh, Van, Hue, Them, Sau



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