1992-1997: Building a Firm Foundation


1989: The Executive Board of the Central Committee of the Vietnam Women’s Union launches “women helping each other in the family economy” to achieve long-term development goals by eradicating hunger and poverty. This landmark initiative is the origin of all the VWU’s credit programs.

1992: The Affectionate Fund (TYM) is established under the VWU’s Department of Family and Living Affairs Department in the Soc Son district of Hanoi.

1995: After successfully piloting the program, the VWU decides to expand the model to new provinces and districts. Oxfam America starts providing large-scale support.

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