NPO Stories Narrow The Gap Round II 2018 - Agicham

Written by Peter Cornish

Agicham - Narrow The Gap Round II 2018

Scope of Operation: Economic Empowerment
SDGs: (1) No Poverty; (5) Gender Equality
Geographical location: An Giang Province

AGICHAM-KIMCHI Social Enterprise project pitch works towards sustainable poverty reduction and empowerment of Cham ethnic women through traditional training in embroidery and access to information technology. By doing so, they hope to strengthen the economic capacity of Cham women while promoting gender equality and preserving the unique culture of the Cham community.

For many cultural and economic reasons, most Cham women in An Giang do not have access to educational opportunities, stable employment or financial autonomy. This project assists with small business development by providing support in terms of building self-confidence, organising production and distribution and helping develop their management capacity.

In the short-term, the project intends improving household incomes while creating further opportunities by equipping Cham women with knowledge and soft skills while maximising use of resources available in their communities. The project also hopes to empower Cham women through the establishment of a production and business group where women can further learn and develop their management and leadership skills in the manufacturing sector.

Longer-term, the project will improve the quality of economic and cultural life, gender equality and overall empowerment of the Cham women’s community through traditional training in embroidery combined with access to information technology in the commune.




Written by Vi Cao


From the 1 st of March, 2018, LIN Center for Community Development will officially move to a new location. We are delighted to receive rental discount from Circo for our shared working space. Circo has an open, innovative, and affordable design, just less than five minutes from the city center to our new home. This helps LIN work conveniently with partners & businesses in CirCO & continue to contribute to non-profit community activities.

From 1 st March 2018 onward, please contact LIN at the following address:

LIN Center for Community Development
CirCO, 1st floor, H3 Bulding
384 Hoang Dieu Street, Ward 6
District 4, Ho Chi Minh City
Tel: 08 8880 7929