NEWS ARCHIVE – ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT

Goat Raising Offers Families a Viable Business Model

Goat Raising Offers Families a Viable Business Model

When Mr. Thu arrived back in Vietnam, after working in Cyprus as a foreign worker, he was looking for viable ways to provide for his family. His wife had been successfully raising pigs for a number of years, after taking part in YWAM Mercy’s Opportunity Team. She...

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Calf Brings Highest Price Ever in YWAM Mercy Cow-bank

Calf Brings Highest Price Ever in YWAM Mercy Cow-bank

They say good things come in small packages and that was certainly the case with Mr. Vuong's cow. Mr. Vuong and his wife joined a YWAM Mercy Opportunity Team in 2019 hoping for the chance to raise a cow to increase their income.  They live with their son in a very...

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Crabs and Snails Bring Higher Income To Creative Farmer

Crabs and Snails Bring Higher Income To Creative Farmer

In the past, besides farming, I had a habit of catching crabs and snails in the field. Realizing that the selling price of crabs and snails is quite high, I had the idea of raising them myself. -Mr. Khiem Mr. Khiem thought of a creative way to turn a skill learned in...

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Net House Model Under Repair After Storm Damage

Net House Model Under Repair After Storm Damage

Net houses are climate controlled, naturally ventilated environments where vegetables can be grown. YWAM Mercy Vietnam helped a group of farmers build a net house model in one Luc Nam village, as part of our Sustainable Rural Development Project in this area. They...

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Community Learns Six Life Aspects For Success

Community Learns Six Life Aspects For Success

Helping people to set goals and plan for the future builds stronger communities. When people think only about the present and earning enough money for daily expenses it has a negative effect on individuals and their families, especially the children because then life...

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Cowbank Update: Lumpy Skin Disease Now Under Control

Cowbank Update: Lumpy Skin Disease Now Under Control

Between December 2020 and January 2021, Luc Nam villagers discovered a strange disease which affected some of the cows in our cowbank. ​Our consultant from the Agricultural University, Mr. Thanh, came to investigate, identifying the hard bumps under the cow's skin as...

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Helping Local People Farm Profitably In Light Of Urbanization

Helping Local People Farm Profitably In Light Of Urbanization

Hanoi is rapidly expanding. Farming areas that have traditionally been on the outskirts of the city are now considered suburbs and some farmland is being converted to industrial use. Continuing to farm in this urbanizing environment requires prepared leadership and...

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Community Learns That Progress Starts With Developing People

Community Learns That Progress Starts With Developing People

Because of YWAM Mercy's involvement, one Ba Vi community has learned to focus first on investing in people, rather than infrastructure. YWAM Mercy has been working here on-and-off for the past 20 years and recently local leaders asked us to help them assess their...

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