THUYEN, SMALL STEPS TOWARDS A BRIGHTER FUTURE
“My name is Nguyen Thi Bich Thuyen, aged 29 years old. I live with my husband and 2 twins daughters who are in 4th grade in Truong Binh Hamlet. My family lives in a temporary house made of a thatched roof, metal walls, and soil floor which is poorly furnished. My family accesses water from a well pump and has to use a tree outhouse toilet. In spite of our family hardship I try to make my daughters continue going to school.
Since May 2018 Bong Sen has provided non-financial and financial services. I have started borrowing a small loan of $66 to raise 20 doves and received technical assistance to learn how to raise them, including disease treatment and prevention. After 2 years, my family's average income increased to $34. Currently at cycle 5, I now raise 320 doves, 57 chickens, and have planted 180 mango trees. My husband is still working as a construction worker.
My family is now much better than before, I do hope the profit of my livelihood models will enable me to invest in my daughters' education and to continue improve our daily life”.