Nhuy’s aspirations & dreams have, at times, felt just beyond her grasp however since she began working with the Faire workshop, things have changed. Nhuy now enjoys the benefits of a stable job and a steady salary. She also benefits from health care and holiday pay as well as being able to afford to put her daughter in Kindergarten while she works.

Many women in low-income families in Vietnam are not so lucky. Unfortunately, many women work in the informal sector where exploitation is rife. Nhuy has escaped this life through her employment and she now balances traditions with modernity, taking care of her family and also contributing significantly to her household income. Working in a stable job has allowed her to progress and grow, empowering her to break out of the cycle of poverty and make her dreams a reality.

I want to use my savings to open a shop, for example selling clothes or jewelry. I want to do something extra for myself, and I want to live life to the fullest now, as no-one knows what will happen in the future.