Loan Officer Nguyen Thi Huong (Dien Chau branch, Nghe An province) has won Field Officer Appreciation Award 2016 in the Asia-Pacific region granted by Whole Planet Foundation.

In TYM’s annual meeting on Jan 22, 2016, Ms. Claire Kelly, Asia Pacific Regional Director of Whole Planet Foundation, handed the Field Officer Appreciation Award in Asia Pacific Region to Ms. Nguyen Thi Huong, loan officer of Dien Chau branch, Nghe An province. The Award acknowledges Ms. Huong’s endeavors and contributions to the improvement of poor women’s ’ economy and capacity building over the past years. For 8 years working for TYM, Ms. Huong overcame her family’s difficulties to successfully fulfill her assigned tasks in TYM. Moreover, Ms. Huong always tried to learn about women’s difficulties and needs and provided practical support to them.

One of the members that gained support from Ms. Huong  is Mrs. Dinh Thi Huong in center 74, TYM’s member since 2010, whose family is a poor household in the locality. Mrs. Huong’s husband is incapable of working; her child suffers from kidney disease, and Mrs. Huong herself is weak. Mrs. Huong has availed loans from TYM to raise chicken and trade eels. However, Mrs. Huong did not have a transport vehicle so her business encountered many obstacles and did not generate much income. Understanding Mrs. Huong’s situations, Ms. Nguyen Thi Huong suggested Dien Chau branch to gift Mrs. Huong a bicycle for the convenience of her trading business. Since then, Mrs. Huong’s family economy has developed sustainably, and the family is no longer the poor household in the region.

Mrs. Hoàng Thị Liễu, member of center 105, shall never forget that the little Nguyễn Thị Hương came a long way of nearly 15 km from Diễn Phúc commune tơ Điện Yên commune in the rain at dusk to give Mrs. Liêu and her children several dozen kilos of rice and some food. Mrs. Liệu’s family is in difficulty and she plays the main role in her family. Her husband is mentally ill, her mother-in-law is old and weak and her 3 children are still young. At the time when Ms. Huong gave Mrs. Liệu some food, her youngest child was only about 3 or 4 month old. Mrs. Lieu was not working, and she did not have any money left to buy food. Even though Mrs. Lieu did not tell anyone about her hard life, Ms. Huong knew Mrs. Liệu’s hardships by visiting her house. Ms. Hương thẹn helped Mrs. Liêu and her family in a timely manner. Mrs. Đinh Thị Hương and Mrs. Hoàng Thị Liệu were two of the members who have received dedicated and practical support from Ms. Nguyễn Thị Hương.

Ms. Claire Kelly, Asia-Pacific Regional Director, Whole Planet Foundation handed the Field Officer Appreciation Award in

In her speech at the annual meeting, Ms. Claire Kelly highly appreciated TYM’s and its staffs’ endeavors and achievements over the past 6 years of cooperation. In the time to come, Whole Planet Foundation hopes that TYM continues to support poor women and develops sustainably.

Year 2016 is the third year that a loan officer from TYM has the honor of receiving this award. This achievement is honorable for not only Ms. Nguyen Thi Huong but also for TYM and Dien Chau branch. It shall help enhance TYM’s prestige and image in the thoughts of TYM’s partners, donors and friends in Vietnam and overseas.

“One individual cannot succeed. It is important that every one joins hands to help each other then success surely will be accomplished.”

Brief biography of Ms. Nguyen Thi Huong

Full name: Nguyen Thi Huong.

Year of birth: 1988.

Branch: Dien Chau, Nghe An province.

Tittle: Loan officer (Technical officer)

Number of years working in TYM: 8 years.

No. of clients: 595 members, 19% higher than target.

Loan outstanding: VND 4 billion.

Repayment rate: 100%.

Diễn Châu branch, Nghệ An province


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