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How a challenge fund is helping poor farmers in the mountains of Vietnam Pham Thi Cau is a poor farmer in the mountainous area of Yen Bai in northern Vietnam. For years, she struggled to improve her life. But now, thanks to the Vietnam Challenge Fund programme, supported by UK aid from


VCF awards its first grants to 12 innovative pro-poor projects

Following the first ‘call’ for submissions to the Vietnam Challenge Fund (VCF) in December 2009, VCF has selected 12 projects for funding assistance.   In the first ‘call’ for submissions, VCF received a very strong response from businesses nationwide, which made the race for funding very competitive. Over 200 concept notes were