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Children of Vietnam's initiative called Empowering Foundation for Women is proud to be featured on this site!
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Families headed by single women are some of the poorest in Vietnam. Many of these mothers are raising their children in structures made from corrugated metal and woven plant fibers, with dirt floors and no sanitary toilet system.The reasons for poverty are complex and go beyond just limited access to earning opportunities, but also include health, skills, and patriarchal social
customs that value men over women.
Empowering Foundations for Women and their Children, a program through CHILDREN OF VIETNAM, provides an effective combination of training, healthcare, housing, and micro-loans to single mothers in Danang and the surrounding region. Support focuses on resolving immediate needs and developing life-long skills that will ultimately lift the family out of poverty.
A micro-loan enabled this woman to start a
hairstyling business that supports her family.