A loan of $1,100 helped raising livestock and growing ornamental plants to sell.

Nguyen Thi's story

Mrs. Nguyễn Thị D. has participated in the TYM Fund since 1998. In the beginning, she borrow money to invest into rearing livestock. Thereafter, she recognized the there was a demand for ornamental landscaping plants in her region therefore the family decided to invest in a landscaping plants retail business. Her husband is a retired government employee therefore he has time to tend to the plants to increase the family's income.

In addition to the income from rearing livestock and selling ornamental plants, the family also uses some of the available land to grow fruit-bearing plants - due to all of this the family's income is rather steady.

For this round of loans, she wishes to raise 18,000,000 VND to invest further into their ornamental plants and livestock rearing business. Their income is 3,000,000 VND per month.

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Translated from Vietnamese by Kiva volunteer Catherine Tran

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