Mrs Hong, mother and active female worker, has benefited from our family support program in Ho Chi Minh City. She explains changes it has brought for her and her children. Find out her testimony. 

March 8th, International Women’s Rights Day is an opportunity to recall that we act daily in favour of women’s emancipation and improvement of their living conditions. 

Acting close to vulnerable mothers in Vietnam

Family support is one of our priority in Vietnam in order for them to be able to solve their problems on their own. 

During 6 to 9 months, our social workers teams offer a psycho-social support to vulnerable families and refer them to appropriate services to which they are entitled but often don’t know it (housing, health, education). 

Special attention is paid to women, who are accompanied in their job search and in day-to-day family management. 

The economic empowerment of women is one of the keys to poverty reduction in developing countries, and specifically in Vietnam. 

Allowing women to access employment is allowing households to earn a decent living and consequently offering children an access to health and education services. 

Mrs Hong is one of the beneficiaries of our family support project in Ho Chi Minh City

Previously without a stable job and mother of 3 out-of-school children suffering malnutrition, the follow-up offered by Planète Enfants & Développement opened up new opportunities for her and her family. She was able to send her children back to school thanks to scholarships, she took part in nutrition workshops in order to offer them healthy meals and she was able to increase her revenues from market sales. 

Mrs Hong also learnt how to manage a family budget and is now more confident about the future

Supporting women empowerment and families is giving their children a chance to grow up in a safe and protective environment

March 8th 2020