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Updated: 2023-11-29 15:44:00

Creating livelihoods for the poor

From funding of National Target Programs, Gia Lai province has deployed some projects of supporting production to help the poor promote economy and stabilize their lives.


Mr. Nguyen Khanh (Dong Bang village, Bien Ho commune, Pleiku city) is feeding his cows

Focusing on supporting livelihoods

Ms. Vu Thi Thuy family (village 9, Yang Trung commune, Kong Chro district) previously was a poor household. In 2019, she took a loan of VND 50 million from district VBSP to convert 2 hectares of low-yield sugarcane to longan. On average, she collected about 10 – 15 tons for 1 hectare of longan yield. With a selling price of VND 27 – 30 thousand per kilogram, her family got profit about VND 200 million after deducting expenses.

Mr. Nguyen Khanh (Dong Bang village, Bien Ho commune, Pleiku city) was also one of the poor households in the area. In 2021, his family was supported with 3 cows by commune People’s Committee. Mr. Khanh shared: Beside the support of the commune ,, his family was received the credit of VBSP to raise pigs and rent land for growing vegetables. So, his family had a stable income and got out of poverty.

Dinh Thi Hoa, Vice Chairman of Bien Ho commune People’s Committee said that most of the poor households in the commune tried to improve their lives and did not depend on the State. Commune People’s Committee connected with funds from city to support people’s livelihoods, repair or build houses. Thus, Bien Ho currently has only 4 poor households and 27 near-poor households.

Mr. Ksor Tinh (Sung Le Kat village, La Kla commune, Duc Co district) was given an opportunity to participate in a class of elementary construction. After completing the course, he was hired to build small constructions in the village. Mr. Ting shared: “Currently, I have established a group of workers to build houses and fences for local people. Therefore, my family’s life has been better and also created jobs for many young people in the village”.

Improve the task of poverty reduction

Siu Luynh, Vice Chairman of People’s Committee of Duc Co district said that in 2023, there have been 2,001 poor households in entire district, a decrease of 419 households compared to 2022.

According to Nguyen Trieu Quang, Deputy of VBSP Gia Lai branch, from 2022, the branch has fully implemented policy credit programs. Especially, 100% of the poor, near-poor and post-poor households in Pleiku city have chances to access preferential credit. Currently, total outstanding loans of policy credit programs has reached VND 333 billion with 9,000 active borrowers. Thanks to that, the rate of the poor households has been decreased from 0.4% (in 2022) to 0.24% (in 2023).

In recent times, districts, town and cities have implemented solutions for sustainable poverty reduction and lives improvement. Gia Lai has tried to mobilize many resources to implement National Target Program.

Pham Tran Anh, Deputy Director of the Department of Labor, War Invalids and Social Affairs of Gia Lai province said that in the coming time, they would create conditions for the poor to access projects under national target programs. At the same time, they would also coordinate with relevant departments to focus on implementing effectively social security policies, helping the poor, near-poor with health, education and housing. In addition, the Department would guide poor households to innovate production methods to develop economy.

Pham Ngoc



Poor Households

Lending to poor households 6,6%/year
Lending to poor households in 64 poor districts as stipulated by the Government Resolution No.30a in 2008 3,3%/year

Near Poor Households

Lending to near poor households 7,92%/year


Lending to disadvantaged students 6,6%/year

People in need of loans for job creation

Lending to business establishments owned by war invalids and handicapped persons 3,3%/year


Term Deposit Rate
Overnight 3,04%/year
1 week 3,23%/year
2 week 3,5%/year