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Fashion show "Creative Micro-entrepreneurs: Potential unleashed"(Views: 785)
Ha noi, Vietnam (November 22, 2014)
-- In the recent years, the society has shown a more progressive and
accurate view of the roles of women in the economic development. More
and more Vietnamese women participate in the economic growth of the
country by engaging in livelihood activities and businesses, which used
to be seen only as the role of men.
recognition to many Vietnamese women who redefined beauty through
exemplifying strength, intelligence, and responsibility, a fashion show
entitled “Creative Micro-Entrepreneur – Potentials unleashed” were held
on November 22, 2014 at the Center for Women and Development. This
fashion show was supported by the Canadian Cooperative Association and
participated by three local Vietnamese organizations namely: Tinh Thuong
Microfinance Institution (TYM) – Vietnam Women Union, Community Finance
Resource Center (CFRC) and Microfinance and Community Development
Institute (MACDI). CARD Mutually Reinforcing Institutions (CARD MRI), a
social development organization in the Philippines, will be coordinating
the fashion show.
of the three Vietnamese organizations, which were mostly women
entrepreneurs, walked the ramp to showcase traditional, modern, and
ethnic clothes. Each collection featured in the fashion show was a
reflection of the various business activities of Vietnamese women and
the characteristics of the regions in the northern part of Vietnam.
Product displays and musical performances were also be held during the event.
Below are some pictures from the show.
Canadian Co-operative Association (CCA) is a not-for-profit
co-operative which establishes and strengthens co-operatives, credit
unions and community-based organizations to reduce poverty, build
sustainable livelihoods and improve civil society in less developed
countries. CCA proudly delivers programs for the Co-operative
Development Foundation of Canada (CDF) and other organizations which
help communities fight poverty and create more secure lives through
About CARD Mutually Reinforcing Institutions
CARD MRI is a group of mutually reinforcing institutions with a common
goal of alleviating poverty in the Philippines and improving the quality
of lives of the socially-and-economically challenged women and families
towards nation building.
in San Pablo City in Laguna in the Philippines, with 1,580 offices
located all over the country and with liaison offices in Cambodia,
Vietnam, Hong Kong, Laos, Myanmar and Indonesia, CARD MRI has 2.6 million
members and clients as of September 2014 throughout the Philippines,
continuously providing them holistic and integrated financial and social
services that help uplift their lives and eventually transform them
into responsible citizens for their community and their environment.
Finance Resource Center (CFRC) is a non-government organization under
Vietnam Association for Promoting and Supporting Educational
Development. Its operational areas include (1) Microfinance, (2) Micro
insurance, (3) Business development support, (4) Capacity building –
Community Development, (5) Policy Communication –Advocacy. CFRC is also
a member of the M7 microfinance network with nearly 40,000 members.
the vision of “A society where all people are getting access to
learning opportunities, all potentials are unleashed and brought into
full play, and a well-off, happy life with love and respect”, CFRC keeps
innovating to provide comprehensive support for poor women, ethnic
minorities and vulnerable groups, helping them to improve their living
quality and position towards social and economic development and
About TYM (1992-2014)
is the first official microfinance institution of Vietnam. TYM was
established by the Vietnam Women’s Union. Its mission is to improve the
living quality of low income women and their families, especially poor
women by providing financial and non-financial services, creating
favorable conditions for their involvement in business activities and
enhancing their rile in society.
As of October 2014, TYM has over 100,000 female clients with balance portfolio of 716 VND billion, repayment rate of 99.96%.
is a scientific and technological institute. The objectives of MACDI
are to provide practical and market-oriented solutions to help the poor
increase their income and improve their living standard; assist
organizations, enterprises, and cooperatives to operate successfully and
support them to achieve their targets and missions. MACDI proudly is a
partner of the Chamber of Commerce and Development and the Vietnam
Cooperatives Association. Through this partnership, MACDI has provided
technical support for over 10,000 clients as small and medium
enterprises and members of the Vietnam Cooperative Association. In
addition, MACDI has also conducted a microfinance program combined with
some other programs for business development support, environmental
protection and climate change adaptation. This program has assisted over
6,500 ethnic women in Hoa Binh, Ha giang and Quang Binh which are
amoung the poorest provinces in Vietnam.