A loan of $3,250 helped a member to purchase a better quality of noodles and greater variety of beverages to sell from her stall.


Men's Group's story

Men is a 61-year-old widowed woman. She lives with her child. For the past 10 years, Men has run a soft drink and noodle stall to earn an income to support her family. Men is the Group Leader of a 5-member loan group that lives in Ho Chi Minh City. In the picture, she is standing on the right, wearing a purple shirt. Each of the other group members request loans to fund income-generating activities. Men requests a loan to purchase a better quality of noodles and a greater variety of beverages to sell from her stall. She hopes this will enable her to better meet the needs of her customers and attract additional ones. She also hopes that she will be able to increase her income and save money for any future difficulties facing her family.

In this group: Men, Lan, Xuan, Thao, Phuong
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