The Ethnic Minority Economic Empowerment Project (EMEE) aims to improve the economic well-being of 1,200 poor ethnic minority households over a five-year period. Income aims to be increased by 20% through supporting 52 producer groups in the six poorest communes to receive training on sustainable farming techniques and implement accumulating savings and credit and local value chain development. Also, an inclusive business approach is promoted to strengthen business relationships between farmers and the private sector to create demand for market-matched local products. 2,248 people are directly benefit through exchanges of information, knowledge, and experience with the direct participants.
USD 2.8 million
The New Zealand Aid Program’s Partnership Fund (75% of the project budget)
1 June 2015 - 31 May 2020
Hướng Lập, Hướng Việt, Hướng Linh, Hướng Phùng (Hướng Hoá district, Quảng Trị province)
1,200 households - Vân Kiều, Pako (94%), Kinh (6%)
Vietnam Initiative and Education Promotion Company Ltd. and Spark Center for Social Entrepreneurship Development contribute expertise in inclusive business.
Additional in-country organizations play essential roles in delivering technical support, training, community mobilization and engagement.