In recent years, Women’s Union chapters in Hoa Binh province have paid attention to creating jobs and supporting women to start their businesses, especially for poor women and those in remote and ethnic minority areas.
The Women's Union of Quynh Lam ward (Hoa Binh city) hands over a
breeding buffalo to Bach Thi Nu, a member with financial difficulty.
Pham Thi Phuong, President of Hoa Binh City Women's Union, said
that supporting women to start their businesses and develop household
production is a key solution to help them secure livelihoods in line with
Project 939 on supporting women startups in the 2017-2025 period of the city's
To effectively implement the project, since the beginning of this year, the
city Women’s Union has reviewed the number of women who wanted to start their
own business, especially poor, near-poor, and disadvantaged households, and
helped them access financial resources managed by the union to carry out
business ideas and escape poverty sustainably.
In 2023, the city Women's Union sent 31 members to participate in
entrepreneurship training classes organised by the Central Committee of the
Vietnam Women’s Union, the province's Women’s Union and other agencies. The
classes were designed to improving poverty reduction capacity for Women's Union
activists at the communal level and those engaged in poverty alleviation work
and start-up training.
In particular, Hoa Binh Women’s Union chapters maintain models of cooperative
and affiliated groups that have actively supported households in selling
agricultural products worth over 304 million VND (12,540 USD). Thanks to the
groups' activities, women’s income has been improved.
Implementing a plan on coordination to provide vocational
training for rural workers, the city Women's Union has collaborated with the
city Centre for Continuing Education and Vocational Training and the Community
Learning Centre to open 23 vocational training classes for 440 members, Phuong
said. As a result, 100% of learners were granted vocational certificates and
145 members got jobs with salaries ranging from 3 million VND to 7 million VND.
It also coordinated with relevant agencies to organise a job consultation fair
for 356 people, including 196 women.
Women’s Union chapters in Hoa Binh have promoted entrusted activities with
banks and credit institutions to help households escape poverty, she said.
Recently, the Red Cross of Tan Lac district has organized many practical, meaningful, and humane activities, targeting the vulnerable people, the poor, and the people in difficult circumstances, contributing to helping them in their life.
For many years, the province has strengthened leadership, direction, and mobilization of participation from all of the levels, branches, agencies, and units to help the poor access and benefit from sustainable poverty reduction programs and projects. Through integrating the resources, the appearance of the rural areas and the lives of the poor in the areas of the ethnic minorities in the province are gradually improved.
On November 27th, at the Provincial Cultural Palace, the Provincial Steering Committee for Population and Development coordinated with the Department of Population - Ministry of Health to organize the Launching Campaign to increase the access to family planning services in the areas of the ethnic minorities and the mountainous ones with high birth rates. There was the attendance of Mr. Nguyen Van Toan, the Vice Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee, the Head of the Provincial Steering Committee for Population and Development; the representatives of the Department of Population and a number of departments and branches of the province.
Luong Son district, Hoa Binh province has developed a lot of solutions to mobilize resources to invest in education and training infrastructure according to national standards associated with the implementation of the new rural development program.
In 2022, Kim Boi began implementing the national target programme for new-style rural building following the guidelines, instructions, and criteria set for 2021-2025, which include several changes and additions with higher criteria requirements. The district has promptly adapted and mobilised the concerted effort from its entire political system, making notable progress so far.
Lac Son district currently has over 131,000 people participating in health insurance, reaching a coverage rate of 93.2%. The district is drastically implementing solutions to fulfil the coverage target of 94.7% as assigned by the province.