Noong Luong 12 Group
Thom and her husband take the main responsibility in providing for the family. They mostly work at agriculture production such as raising chickens, pigs, fish and growing rice, and fruit. Besides, her husband works extra for local construction employer to better cover living expenses for the family.
This is the third loan that Thom has had in Anh Chi Em Program. She said that she was really interested in the loan and training services of the Program. In the previous loan from Anh Chi Em, she bought fish food and thanks to the training techniques in raising fish she received, she produced a high yield and received a good profit. This time she will continue using the loan to buy fish food and expand her fish farming.
She hopes this business plan will improve significantly her family income so that she can afford to buy her children new toys and books, as well as purchase some new furniture for her house.
In the picture, Thom stands first from the right on the first line, with a very pretty smile on her face.
More information about this loan
Anh Chi Em (ACE) is an International NGO microfinance program that supports vulnerable and marginalized individuals in the severely underserved regions of Dien Bien and Muong Ang District in Dien Bien Province and in Northern Vietnam. Launched in 2007 by the French non-profit Entrepreneurs du Monde, ACE focuses on the financial inclusion of women from marginalized ethnicities and those affected by AIDS.
ACE offers two types of flexible loans alongside a voluntary savings program. The amortizing and bullet loans provide borrowers with key capital at an interest rate of 18%, compared to the national averages of 23.01%. The savings program pays clients 6% returns per annum.
Kiva lender’s funds help ACE to expand its services into new communes and more districts and offer loans to more vulnerable individuals.
This is a Group Loan
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