|Country / region:||Vietnam / Bentre|
|Term:||March 2008 - June 2011|
|Amount of loan:||5,000 EUR|
|supported on a regular basis by Dr. König since 2005|
Bentre is a region situated in the delta of the Mekong and cut off from other provinces and from the capital; there are no local or foreign investments, and only little industry. It is a region contaminated by "agent orange" - a remnant from the Vietnam War.The population lives from agriculture (rice harvest only once a year, salinisation of the soil); There is generally a lack of land.
The average yearly income per capita: 191 Euro;
60 families get credits for small businesses; for the buying and selling of used goods for recycling-projects;
Selection of borrowers by the women's association who carries out 5 programmes:
Usurious credits can thus be reduced.
Group credits are used as revolving funds.
Compulsory training in credit managing and accounting twice a year.