Truong Van Toan, Head of the company’s Legal and External Affairs Department. With the main aim of providing women in rural areas with steady incomes so that they can play an active role in their families and strengthen their social status, BAT Vietnam has collaborated with the Viet Nam Women’s Union to launch a programme titled “Empowering Women”. Truong Van Toan, Head of the company’s Legal and External Affairs Department, speaks about the programme and his thoughts on the role of women and how to empower them. Please tell us something about “Empowering Women” that you are carrying out along with the Viet Nam Women’s Union? “Empowering Women” is a programme which has been implemented jointly by our company and the union starting in May this year. We decided to undertake the programme with a vision of creating a better future for Vietnamese women, especially those living in disadvantageous conditions. In the first year of the programme BAT will authorise the union to use VND1 billion to provide interest-free loans to women in An Giang and Dong Thap Provinces. We chose An Giang and Dong Thap Provinces since we found that many women there live in disadvantageous conditions. Most of… Read full this story
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