WHAT WE DO
All our actions are small scale, practical and are monitored on-going to assess their efficacy.
We provide yearly reports to our contributors to ensure full transparency on how the funds are used. To receive a copy of these reports, please contact us. We will send you by email.
According to the Human Development Report, 39.5% Vietnamese nationals live under the poverty level. More than 65% living in rural areas have limited financial resources. According to the World Bank Vietnam, almost 58% of poor households need access to micro-finance sector development.
Bong Sen provides micro-credits, hands-on coaching, training and technical support to help women from poor households to develop their own activities and gain financial independence. The objective is always to help them increase their income, thereby improving their standard of living.
Bong Sen invests in capacity-building to ensure that local stakeholders will be reached with sustainable and quality programming.
Bong Sen, with the support of the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development proposes services aiming at improving the agricultural knowledge of small-scale farmers, and help them acquire new skills and best practices.
Bong Sen collaborates closely with the local officials to obtain their support and achieve sustainable incomes at the community level.
Bong Sen organizes hands-on training in developing and managing small-scale projects, for instance raising poultry in a sustainable manner.
Bong Sen help the local stake-holders choose and develop eco-friendly livelihood models that are well suited to the needs of the community, though practical training, guidelines and follow-up support.
Bong Sen delivers small group sharing sessions to the neighboring farms, called "farmer field school" to introduce new practices and models.
Investing in education will not only help girls fulfill their potential, but also break the cycle of poverty and poor health. When a girl has the possibility to remain at school, she is less likely to marry early.
In Vietnam, girls are more likely to drop out of school than boys, particularly the poorest girls in rural regions. Also, these girls usually have a lower attendance rate than boys because they are expected to to the household chores and earn money to help their family. The more hours girls spend at home, the more likely they will miss out on an education.
To help girls get an equal chance to a fulfilling life, Bong Sen has developed a Girls Education Program together with the families and the schools:
Bong Sen engages local stakeholders and schools to ensure their support
Bong Sen assists the schools to find ways to share the lessons and reach a larger target
Bong Sen coaches parents to encourage the girls and give them more time to study
Bong Sen makes regular home-visits to follow up on the girls and help them solve problems if needed
Bong Sen grants scholarships and makes sure that our scholarship recipients do not stop learning
To date Bong Sen has helped 252 low-income girls pursue their education.