Micro-Finance Management

The USAID HIV Workplace Project funded by United State Agency for International Development (USAID) is being implemented in PEPFAR provinces during 2008-2013. One of the Project’s objectives in 2010 is capacity building on microfinance for staff working on existing livelihoods programs for PLHIV and High-Risk Individuals (HRIs).
To realize this objective and based on findings from the Project’s Rapid Assessment of income generation activities for PLHIV and RDUs in June 2009, the USAID HIV Workplace Project is going to conduct a training program on microfinance for staff working on existing livelihoods programs for PLHIV and HRIs in Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC). The training aims to equip participants with basic knowledge and skills of doing microfinance, aiming to help participants to better design and manage their current or future microfinance programs supporting their target groups who are PLHIV and HRIs.

Training objective: after the training program, participants will be able to:
1. Understand the basic concepts of a business development plan and methods of appraisal for financing a business plan.
2. Understand the basic concepts and principles of microfinance for low-income PLHIV and HRIs
3. Apply microfinance management tools for designing and managing a credit and savings scheme to support PLHIV and HRIs to implement their income-generation activities.
4. Exchange practical lessons and hands-on experience in microfinance management for PLHIV and HRIs

Tentative content:
- Introducing concepts and principles of microfinance for low-income market
- Practicing microfinance scheme with concentration on credits and savings services
- Microfinance risk management

Where and when will the training be held?
The training will be held in Ho Chi Minh City on May 10-13, 2010.

Who can apply?
Management and project staffs who are managing and working on different livelihoods project/programs targeting PLHIVs and HRIs in HCMC. About twenty participants will be selected based on their application form. The training will be given in Vietnamese.

Related costs for the training will be funded by the HIV Workplace Project. Participants will be provided lunch during the training.

Interest participants or organizations fill and send the registration form (form attached) by email to Ms Nguyen Thi Ngoc Anh at [email protected] before 20 April, 2010.