Social Status of Women improvement


The Fund has helped to improve both the social status and economic well being of women in Thanh Hoa. Developing their own businesses and participating in the monthly meetings has led women to feel more knowledgeable and confident about their abilities.

Due to the opportunities for information sharing that the group lending system allows, 99% of clients report that their business skills have increased. The prominence of women is increasing not just in their communities, but in their homes as well. The income that their economic activities generate and their increased self confidence give women a stronger voice in the management of household affairs. In fact, 93% of clients respond that they made day to day household spending decisions by themselves. For larger issues, such as the payment of children's school fees, 93% of clients responded that decisions were either made directly by them or in consultation with their husbands.



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