Member: Doan Thi Hai
Living: Center 34, Transaction Office 03, Nghi Loc branch, Nghe An
Ms. Doan Thi Hai is a dynamic center leader, has a spirit of mutual affection and is always enthusiastic about TYM’s activities, building and maintaining center 34 to continuously achieve the title of typical excellent center. In 2016, center 34 had only 70 members, but with her advocacy and the vibrant movement of center 34, the number of members registering to join TYM is increasing day by day. To date, center 34 has more than 100 members.
Ms. Doan Thi Hai was born in 1986, is the head of center 34, transaction office 03, Nghi Loc branch, Nghe An. She is one of the typical TYM members in Cua Lo town. As the transaction office manager, I have had the opportunity to accompany her since the day I joined TYM. Witnessing her change and development day by day, I really admire her efforts to learn and improve herself. I am also very happy that TYM has contributed to her success.
Previously, Ms. Hai graduated from Nghe An College of Accountancy but could not find a stable job, so she stayed at home to help her mother-in-law with small business and took care of her children. When joining TYM, she borrowed loans to invest with her mother-in-law to expand a store selling stationery and school supplies. During the time she joined TYM, she always complied with regulations and actively participated in activities. In March 2016, she was elected as the head of center 34 and the head of Vietnam Women’s Union of block 1, Nghi Tan ward. As a person who is always eager to learn and has a progressive spirit, so far, she has been honored to simultaneously hold the following positions: Head of center 34, Head of Women’s Union of Block 1, Secretary of Party of Block, member of Standing Committee of Women’s Union of Nghi Tan Ward, Delegate to People’s Council of Nghi Tan Ward.
As an active woman, with a spirit of mutual affection and enthusiasm for TYM’s activities, since taking the role of center leader, she has propagated and mobilized members in center 34 to always unite and build and maintain center 34 to continuously achieve the typical excellent center. In 2016, center 34 had only 70 members, but with her advocacy and the vibrant movement of center 34, the number of members registering to join TYM is increasing day by day, now center 34 has more than 100 members.
In particular, Ms. Hai is always active in helping and calling and mobilizing to support difficult situations. Typically, she took care and called for support for Ms. Nguyen Thi Huong in center 35 who had a serious traffic accident, and advocated to support the family of Ms. Nguyen Thi Hai in center 34 whose husband and child had a serious illness. In particular, she often cares and supports the family of Ms. Nguyen Thi Lien, a member with extremely difficult circumstances in center 34. Not only did she help Ms. Lien complete the application for TYM’s support to build a subsidized home, Hai herself contacted, supervised the construction workers, helped the family arrange accommodation. She is a typical example in mutual activities, helping local members and members.
She shared: “After 10 years of joining TYM, my family not only received loans for economic development, but I personally feel that I have improved and matured from TYM’s activities. As a mountainous woman from Tan Ky, who got married and moved to Cua Lo, at first, when I joined TYM, I was a shy person and was afraid to stand in front of crowds. Every week, when I came to center 34, I had the opportunity to exchange, interacted and stayed close to other members in center 34. Since then, I have gradually become bold, confident. I was trusted by the members of center 34 to be elected as the head of center 34. In the early days when I was elected to be the head of center 34, I was extremely worried, especially in propagating and guiding members of center 34 to borrow and use loans for the right purposes; pay principal, weekly interest in full. Members of center 34 fully complied with all regulations of TYM and participated in loans for economic development. There are a number of women from poor households who, thanks to loans from TYM to do business, have risen out of poverty. Some members boldly invested in restaurants, hotels, opened kiosks selling groceries, stationery… Thanks to the solidarity and the results of using loans of members, over the years, the center has always been there, won the title of “Excellent Strong Center.” Not only helping our members to get loans for economic development, but TYM also creates opportunities for our members to regularly participate in training courses to improve skills on center operation and management, business skills, disaster risk management. TYM has given me a lot of opportunities to practice my speaking, communication and meeting management skills. I was also honored to represent hundreds of TYM members at Cua Lo to present at the Workshop “Assessment of project activities to support capacity building for disaster risk prevention” in Hanoi and TYM’s other activities in Cua Lo. TYM’s activities have helped me step by step to improve my position as I am today. Along with more than 100 members of center 34, I would like to thank TYM for their support to help members have the opportunity to change and improve the material and spiritual life of themselves and their families.”
Do Thi Ninh – Head of Transaction Office 03 – Nghi Loc