Empowering Communities: The Life-Changing Work of Thien Chi Center to Reduce Poverty in Vietnam

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Thien Chi Center, which translates to “Good Will,” is a Vietnamese non-profit organization dedicated to social development and training. Established in 2004 and officially registered with VUSTA (Vietnam Union of Scientific and Technology Association) in 2005, Thien Chi has been instrumental in alleviating poverty in the Binh Thuan province of southern Vietnam. Operating in the […]

Empowering Vietnamese Women: Progress, Challenges, and the Role of NGOs | Mekong Plus

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Editorial As this study demonstrates, the last decade has seen significant progress for girls and women in Vietnam, in terms of the protection of their rights and their access to opportunities across several domains.  Women and girls have seen a marked improvement in living standards, access to education and economic and employment opportunities. Nevertheless, the […]

Local participation, one of the keys to the success of our NGO

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From the inception of our NGO, Mekong Plus has aimed to establish a central principle, a condition for any support: that there be active participation from the local population to support our actions. After all, Vietnam does have resources, if not the youth of its population. We then contacted local authorities to present our point […]

Microcredits in Vietnam : an Evolving Landscape

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Discover through the testimony of Bernard Kervyn, head of the NGO Mekong Plus engaged for three decades in Vietnam and Cambodia, the rich and nuanced history of the microcredit program. Let’s dive into the experiences, challenges, and successes that have shaped this initiative, providing a unique insight into the social and economic evolution at the […]

Thriving Against Odds: Mekong Plus Microcredits Unleash Potential

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Unleashing Potential in Rural Communities Nestled in the serene heartlands of Vietnam and Cambodia, Mekong Plus stands tall as a beacon of hope. This non-profit organization is not just a lifeline for impoverished households; it’s a force that transforms lives. At its core lies a transformative tool – microcredits. Understanding Mekong Plus Microcredits: A Ray […]

Mekong Plus improving lives through microcredit, employment and education

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When Bernard Kervyn first arrived in Vietnam in the mid 1990s, the country was still ravaged by a lack of basic amenities and infrastructure—no doubt a turning point for the creation of Mekong Plus, a non-profit organization that now strives to improve rural lives and eliminate poverty in villages in southern Vietnam and Cambodia through […]

Mekong Plus transforms Vietnam through microcredit

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Microcredit : “It’s a gift that gives twice,” explained Bernard Kervyn, founder of Mekong Plus, the non-profit and community development organization that has spent more than two decades improving the lives of thousands in the Mekong Delta region. Indeed, help comes in many forms, but to Bernard, the best form of assistance is one that […]

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