Through skills training the women learn how to use everyday materials to grow or create products using environmentally friendly techniques to increase their household income. Specific trainings are tailored to each location’s needs.

After completing the training, women can apply for small loans or grant to put their new skills to use. The loans are returned to a revolving community fund and other members can apply for loans.

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Skills training

Teach a man to fish and he can feed himself and his family; teach the skills to build a small business and she can lift her family out of poverty.

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Nowhere is that clearer than in our Small Business training for women projects. Each woman in the project receives targeted training in small business training and in an income generating activity. Through skills training the women learn how to use everyday materials to grow or create products using environmentally friendly techniques to increase their household income. Specific trainings are tailored to each location’s needs.

After completing the training, women can apply for small loans or grant to put their new skills to use. The loans are returned to a revolving community fund and other members can apply for loans.

Fruit tree grafting

Mrs. "Thanh" shows off her new fruit tree grafts that she learned during a recent training. Trainings focus on partial activities with minimal input costs to maximize profits.

Bucket of crabs

Mrs. Chi learned that crabs can be raised in a bucket. They grow quickly and can be sold after a few weeks.

New income activity

A woman from the program shows off her new piglets.

Applying for loans

Participants can apply for a small loan or grant once they have completed the training courses.

Mrs. Khuyen and her cow

Mrs. Khuyen saved enough money to purchase a cow. The cow will be used for labor and breeding.

Learning can be fun

Classes actively engage participants in fun and creative ways.

Legal training

During this training our participants learned about Vietnamese Land Law as well as Vietnamese Marriage and Family Law.

Legal Training

The participants obtained practical knowledge on common issues related to the discussed topics and after the information session, many had the chance to consult with legal experts on their personal legal problems. Many were excited for this opportunity.

Agriculture Training in

The Agricultural Training was one of our income generating training sessions that were designed to help project members reduce poverty and promote their economic activities.

Active Participation

The participants who were the most vocal/active in the training session received extra fertilizer to implement what they learned in the CLC.

Participants Gathered After Training

Participants and are proud of their growth this year.

HSCV Staff Interviewing Families

With the help of local NGO's our staff at HSCV interviewed 120 families to find 100 suitable candidates for our project.