On 23 August 2019, The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) had a field visit and worked with a Dohroong Saving and Credit group (SCGs) in Ta Lu commune, Dong Giang district, Quang Nam project. This is one of many typical SCGs that was formed in the project “sustainable livelihood through the Green financial fund for forest protection and biodiversity conservation in Dong Giang district” funded by USAID and implementing by Microfinance and Community Development institutes (MACDI).
Working with MACDI, the representative of Ms Britanny Thomas, the environmental expert of USAID Vietnam and Mr Do Dang Teo – Vice chief of Green Annamities project as well as representatives of Quang Nam province people’s committee.
At the meeting, the project coordinator had an updated presentation on the project progress implementation in Dong Giang district. Especially, he emphasized the impressive number that MACDI had completed during the first year of project implementation. The project coordinator also updated the Dong Giang Green Financial Funds (GFF – Dong Giang) and its operation included typical activities such as training on capacity building for clients, savings amount; the number of clients and plans for borrowing money for livelihood development, etc. On the other hand, participants had a chance to listen to the community’s ideas and share the difficulties with the project team during the last time. They have a chance to work with a local marketing group (LMGs) and listen to them to practice the trained knowledge to sell their products.
At the end of the meeting, representatives of Ta Lu commune said thanks to USAID and MACDI who had come to support their commune to improve their livelihood and create a good habitat for saving and environment protection as well.