How USAID is advancing inclusive growth in Vietnam
“Every piece of silk contributes to the piece of art. Similarly, a person with disabilities also contributes when given the opportunity,” says Le Viet Cuong, the 48-year-old social entrepreneur, artist, and co-founder of Vun Art, a Vietnamese business that transforms leftover scrap silk into beautiful art and is run and staffed by persons with disabilities.
In Vietnam, small and growing businesses like Vun Art face numerous challenges in accessing training, capital, and markets. These businesses account for more than 90% of Vietnam’s private sector, employ more than 50% of the workforce, and contribute roughly 40% of GDP, playing a critical role in Vietnam’s socio-economic development. Read the full story here.