2013 Vietnam Citi Microentrepreneurship Awards (CMA 2013) is held at Melia Hanoi Hotel on December 12th 2013. The purpose of CMA is to recognize and honor the microentrepreneurs with initiatives in using loans effectively, the outstanding credit officers and the typical microfinance institutions that have significantly contributed to the implementation of the Construction and Development of sustainable microfinance system Project in Vietnam until the year 2020, contribute to the reduction of poverty in the country.

The Vietnam Citi Microentrepreneurship Awards is an annual global activity funded by Citi Foundation/ Citi Bank Vietnam since 2007. The CMA has been held by Vietnam Microfinance Working Group Vietnam (VMFWG) with the support of Vietnam Association of Small and Medium Enterprises (VINASME), State Bank of Vietnam and Banking Academy. The CMA has recognized the contributions of 340 typical microentrepreneurs, 114 excellent credit staffs, and 56 typical microfinance institutions in Vietnam. These have showed the importance and scale of The CMA as well as the benefits to microfinance activities in particular, and to the poor, low-income households in general in Vietnam.

This is the seventh CMA is held in Vietnam with the participation of more than 20 institutions countrywide. In CMA 2013, we have recognised 30 typical Microentrepreneurs, especially 01 Excellent Microentrepreneurs of the year awarded Ms. Nguyen Thi Phuong , 5 excellent Credit Staffs and 10 typical Microfinance Institutions and 01 Microfinance Project in the Hunger elimination and Poverty reduction.  In particular, Tinh Thuong One member Limited Liability Microfinance Institution (TYM) is awarded to the Excellent Microfinance Institution of the year and Thanh Hoa Fund for Poor Women is awarded to the Second Excellent Microfinance Institution with professional orientation.

The CMA 2013 was attended by former Vice State President Truong My Hoa, State Bank of Vietnam Deputy Governor Dang Thanh Binh, Vietnam Women’s Union President Nguyen Thi Thanh Hoa, Government Office – General Economic Department Deputy Director Nguyen Manh Cuong and Vietnam Association of Small and Medium Enterprises (VINASME) Vice President/General Secretary To Hoai Nam and 200 representatives from Vietnam Ministries, Central agencies and organizations, Programmes/Microfinance Institutions that are members of Vietnam Microfinance Working Group (VMFWG), Diplomatic Corps, international and local Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO) and the winners of CMA 2013. Representing Citi Vietnam at the event was Public Affairs Officer (PAO) Bui Quang Huy

Please see the following contacts for all press-related information about The CMA 2013:

The Organizing Committee of The CMA 2013:

Phone: (04) 6269. 1825 – Fax: (04) 6282.2462

Email: bantochuccma2013@gmail.com

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citi_foundation_rgbCiti Bank

Citi, the leading global bank, has approximately 200 million customer accounts and does business in more than 160 countries and jurisdictions. Citi provides consumers, corporations, governments and institutions with a broad range of financial products and services, including consumer banking and credit, corporate and investment banking, securities brokerage, transaction services, and wealth management.

All the information about CitiBank is available at www.citigroup.com

Citi Foundation

Citi Foundation focuses its funds on three main aspects: Financial Education, Youth Education, Community and Enterpreneurs Suppport. Citi is one of the biggest sponsors for Microfinance industry in the world. In fact, it sponsors 40 milion US dollars in order to support programmes and microfinance institutions in more than 50 countries. Particularly, in Asia and in 1997, Citi Foundation committed to fund over 13 million US dollars for microfinance programmes. For more information, please visit website:  http://www.citifoundation.com

VINASMEVietnam Association of Small and Medium Enterprises (VINASME)

Vietnam Association of Small and Medium Enterprises (VINASME) is a social organization – all small and medium Enterprises from any economic sectors, volunteerily established with the main purposes of cooperating, linking, supporting and helping each other in business development,  effective performance improvement and legal rights protection for members; play an important role as an intermediary between enterprises and government agencies on completing legal frame; implementing economic intergration and cooperationg with international organizations actively on the basis of mutual respect, equality and mutual benefits, in compliance with the provisions of the Vietnamese Laws. For more information, please visit website: www.vinasme.com.vn

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Vietnam Microfinance Working Group

 Vietnam Microfinance Working Group (VMFWG) was founded to create a forum for microfinance practitioners to share experiences and together address relavant issues of the industry, contributing to raise the unified voice of microfinance industry to the policy makers. Established in 2004 as an informal Non-governmental Organization (NGO) under the VUFO-NGO Resource Center, VMFWG is open to all individuals and organizations interested in microfinance in Vietnam. In September 2011, Vietnam Microfinance Working Group (VMFWG) officially has been operating under the control of Vietnam Association of Small and Medium Enterprises (VINASME) in accordance with the Decision No. 238/QĐ-CTHH dated September 5th 2011 on setting up the Microfinance Resources Counselling for Small and Medium Enterprises (the former organization is Vietnam Microfinance Working Group). For more information, please visit our website www.microfinance.vn  

HVNHBanking Academy

Banking Academy is a State University which is governed by the State Bank of Vietnam and the Ministry of Education and Training, with the headquarter in Hanoi and other campuses in Bac Ninh and Phu Yen. Banking Academy (formerly Advanced School of Banking) was established in 1961 and has much experience in training and studying about banking and finance. Presently, with more than 500 high-qualified teachers, the Academy has developed five training majors: Banking and Finance, Accounting, Business Administration, Economic Information Systems and English; which annually attracts 20,000 students of all levels in vocational, undergraduate and graduate training. The Academy is also a prestigious training institution in delivering professional training courses and transferring technology in banking and finance, accounting and business administration. For more information, please visit website http://hvnh.edu.vn

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