Formerly known as “the Affectionate Fund”, the Tinh Thuong Microfinance Institution (TYM) under the Vietnam Women’s Union (VWU) has been providing support to disadvantaged women for the last two decades. Setting an example as the first microfinance practitioner in Vietnam, TYM always operates with the noble social mission of improving living conditions and enhancing the social status of women in families and society. At the same time, TYM continuously engages in efforts to accomplish tasks assigned by the VWU.
In the afternoon of July 2nd 2012, The Central Vietnam Women's Union held a ceremony to launch the competition "Vietnamese women's examples of self-confidence, self-esteem, faithfulness and resourcefulness".
Vietnam Women’s Union is a pioneer organization in Vietnam’s microfinance (MF). It all started from integrated credit projects carried out in the late 1980s. Up to now, WUs at all levels are managing over 350 programs/projects – mainly financed by NGOs with different social purposes – providing credit and saving services for women throughout the country to develop household economy.
The 11th Vietnam National Women’s Congress will be convened during 11th - 14th March 2012 at the Hanoi Friendship Cultural Palace with the participation of 1,157 participants (including 985 delegates and 172 guests).
On the occasion of Vietnamese Women’s day, I would like to salute all Vietnamese women, particularly those of you here this morning and to pay special tribute to the VWU for organizing this important symposium and giving several Vietnamese women the opportunity to demonstrate their capacity to innovate and find creative solutions to challenges that confront them and their communities in their day to day lives.