Under direction of the Board of Directors, all TYM’ branches organized successfully client meetings during December 2014 and the first half of January 2015.
These were occasions for TYM, center leaders – representatives of clients, and local Women’s Unions (WU) and authorities to look back operational results and effectiveness of the coordination between TYM and local WUs in the previous year. The meetings were also to discuss advantageous and disadvantageous points which would be basis for preparation and successful implementation of operational plan in 2015 and long-term strategic plan of TYM in its coverage areas.
For the year of 2014, TYM organized a total of 377 client meetings at communal level, and 10 ones at provincial level. This was the 2nd year that the provincial-level client meetings were organized. Through that, the coordination as well as the roles of WUs, especially the ones at grassroots level, were brought into play in a more clear way.
As evaluated in the client meetings of 2014, the general economic situation was becoming more difficult with much volatility, resulting in a low growth of production and business of the people. Many credit institutions could not completed their disbursement and customer development plans. In this context, TYM, however, still maintained its good operational results and basically completed its set-out plans in terms of loan disbursement, client development and mobilization of savings etc. These achievements showed the suitableness of directions and decisions of the TYM’s Board of members as well as the Board of Directors during the last time. Importantly, for these results, the participation and support of local authorities, particularly WUs at all levels, could not be excluded.
Through the meetings, it was highly appreciated in terms of the relevance of TYM’s current operations, as well as its services and products such as credit, savings, family assistance and other supports towards the poor, low-income, and vulnerable people. Particularly, in 2014, TYM’s community activities were recorded with many outstanding results such as organizing free health care for 5,000 turns of members, supporting to construct 14 social houses, and 29 new rural structures, training on useful topics for over 11,000 turns of members, and awarding 22 scholarships of “TYM-Linkage of your dreams”. At the meetings, 212 gifts for the New Year were also given to members with difficult situations.
The coordination between TYM and WUs at all levels was assessed more closely and effectively. Through the WUs, TYM could access and support more and more poor and low-income women to develop business and production, increase income, and escape poverty in a sustainable way. At the same time, it was also implemented more efficiently in terms of WUs policies, guidelines, movements, and missions.
In the client meetings of 2014, 566 typical centers and 566 typical center leaders was recognized and praised for their outstanding achievements during the last year.