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Project objectives : Provide more education services for the people of Cat Cat.

Help us educate more people in Cat Cat

Education, Health, Sanitation, Nutrition and Community Development.

  • Support Business Development
  • Organize Training Courses
  • Apply Scientific Training in Breeding Techniques
  • Training on the Application of Scientific Farming
  • Organize Training Courses on the Production Techniques of Traditional Crafts
  • Organizing Training Courses on Business Skills
  • Providing Microfinance Services
  • Training on Skills and Tourism Knowledge to Enable the People to Conduct Tours
  • Training on Food and Hygienic Techniques to Serve Tourists
  • Loans to Support about Ten Families to Upgrade Housing and Toilets for Home Stay Services


Project details : Are based on actual needs and available resources of local communities in Cat Cat.

  Component 1 : Support Business Development

We provide business development support, including support linkages between local government and local people with businesses and marketers for products. For example, training, support, knowledge, and capital will be provided for poor women and children who produce and sell handicrafts and are struggling in economic development

- Establish Interest Groups and Organize Training Courses

An expert group will conduct interviews to establish interest groups based on interest and community needs such as : Livestock: buffalo, horses, goats, pigs, poultry, crops, rice, corn, fruit trees, food crops, traditional crafts, etc...

- Apply Scientific Training in Breeding Techniques

Currently, people raising local varieties through traditional breeding methods obtaining a low value. A buffalo get sold at a very low weight, and pigs are often raised in a period of two years and weigh only 20-30 kg. With good breeding and caring methods, rearing pigs over a period of four months can weigh up to 80-100 kg. For this reason, we organize technical training courses on animal husbandry, veterinary care and to introduce suitable breeds to bring economic efficiency to the people.

- Training on the Application of Scientific Farming

Similarly with livestock, people are currently growing local crops with low productivity, low disease resilience, low diversity, and are less and less adapted to the situation of climate change today. Therefore, we will study and research about new varieties suitable to local conditions and provide training for technical support to increase people awareness and support people in applying the techniques on farming in order to increase productivity and services to help people create a stable income and food.

- Organize Training Courses on the Production Techniques of Traditional Crafts

Our team will provide training and technical support for the production of traditional crafts for about 25 people, in addition of hiring a designer to help create the design in accordance with current market demand. After completing the training course (about three months), the 25 participants who attended the training are expected to begin production of these crafts, which will be sold in souvenir shops and boutiques. The project will support the marketing of many products. Revenue from sales will be used to pay workers, buy materials, produce more, and cover store rental costs.

- Organize Training Courses on Business Skills

The training aims to promote business development for poor women who want to start or have been involved in small business. To improve the sustainability of the project, training people about farming techniques, production of traditional crafts, and business skills are essential. After the project ends, beneficiaries can learn about financial management and marketing for their products. A consultant team will develop and conduct several training courses including: Gender and Business, SIYB and business groups. The training is unique in that it highlights the necessary business skills from a gendered perspective and is applicable for individuals, families or business groups just starting. It meets real world needs and provides strategies for low-income women in business.

  Component 2 : Providing Microfinance Services

After training, poor women will be selected from the project to be given loans that they can use to invest in business activities such as investment in breeding, cultivation, and purchase materials for the production of traditional products. Loans will be amortized and after the beneficiaries finish paying off the capital, the loan will be transferred to other poor borrowers... Please, contact us for more detailled information regarding our microfinance services.

  Component 3 : Health and Sanitation

Our team will create multi-dimensional relationships, where poor women not only have access to micro-credit products but the production activities also create intimate between the community and project investors. Our goal is to create relationships with projects related to public health and sanitation at rural development sites so that families can ensure that they have enough health to pursue business and have a sustainable livelihood.

  Component 4 : Education

We will strive together with the local community to ensure that all children can benefit from the project. If there are cases where students had dropout from school, we will find ways to bring children back to school. For the women and men in the locality who have never been to class and are now illiterate, we will do the necessary to help people improve their skills and more easily access scientific and technical knowledge and apply it to everyday life.

  Component 5 : Nutrition

Although food provides important nutrients for life, especially for children, food may be neglected if a woman is too busy. Furthermore, a reasonable plan for economic resources is establish to invest in hygiene and prevent diseases. We will address this issue by integrating nutrition into training to help people understand about family meals and ensuring a good diet for healthcare, especially for children.

  Component 6 : Green Growth and Climate Change

The rural environment directly and indirectly influences health and the production activities of the community business. In many cases, environmental issues are ignored by humans. The production activities of daily business cause many major environmental consequences. We combine efforts with the local government and community to limit environmental degradation and enforce environmental protection so that our rivers are clean and beautiful. This starts with small acts such as washing hands, frequent filters or boiling water before drinking. Furthermore, littering is prevent to keep the locality clean and to attract tourists. Therefore, our efforts are helping all families to improve the health and living conditions of the community. We will combine efforts with locals in developing agriculture and creating rural development strategies appropriate for green growth to help cope with climate change.

Help us educate more people in Cat Cat


  Component 7 : Community Based Tourism in Cat Cat.

Community tourism in Cat Cat
Our model is based on the unique interaction between tourism and borrowers from our microfinance services. We harness the power of tourism to provide micro-credit to the villagers by granting small loans with low interest rates using the income from tourism programs throughout various communities.

Same same but different...

Travels through this CBT tour will increase knowledge about microfinance and economic development, allow for the examination of destinations, and to learn about the people as they share about their life and their plans regarding the small loan. A considerable part of the trip fee is used to fund the micro-loans for poor households, specifically the households that tourist will directly meet and communicate. We provide a new approach that is innovative and highly attractive by allowing visitors to learn about the local culture of Vietnam while contributing to poverty reduction.

Visitors can continually receive updates about the status of the household that they helped to support during their trip. Thus, tourists from across the world are able to fund new projects and initiatives in Cat Cat area where they have visited and established good relationships with the local villagers. Specific activities include (but not limited to) :


  Training on Skills and Tourism Knowledge (in general)

People in Cat Cat have very good English and can understand the road, customs and other tourist attractions in the locality. To take advantage of this skill, we will train a group of about ten women to improve their local guide for tourists skills. It will allow them to secure a stable income source compared to the income they received as street vendors. Our plan to train women as professional guides is how we will help local people benefit from Cat Cat tourist potential.

  Training on Food and Hygienic Techniques to Serve Tourists

In addition to what we described above, one of the activities for tourists includes exploring and enjoying traditional dishes of the local population. Therefore, we will provide training about the technical processes, food sanitation, and hygiene to serve tourists. People will be able to sell products from agricultural activities such as rice, chicken, vegetables, etc. for tourists, allowing them to have a stable market for their agricultural products and cooking operations. Ten families will be trained and rotated to cook for tourists. This method allows people to increase their income using tourism that they may not have previously accessed.

  Upgrade Housing and Toilets for Homestay Services

According to a recent survey, tourists enjoy home stay services more and more compared to the hotels. Foreign tourists love them to explore the activities, traditions, and lifestyle of indigenous people. Therefore, the demand for home stays will remain very high. To be able to provide this service, housing and toilet facilities must meet a specific condition. This part of the project will support partial funding and provide advice to help people upgrade housing and sanitation to meet this demand.

  Support the Local Poor Through Profit from our Tours

After deducting the cost of the tour including travel and accommodation for tourists, the remaining amount will be drawn to provide loans for poor locals so that they have more capital for business development and job creation, income growth, and improved living conditions for people. Our goal is that after each tour, at least one household will benefit from this service.

Community tourism in Cat Cat


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