Representatives at the support providing ceremony. — Photo courtesy of CARE International in Việt Nam
HÀ NỘI — More than 350 female domestic workers in HCM City, Bình Dương, Hải Phòng and Đà Nẵng, received cash and training assistance worth a total of NZD$50,000 dollars (US$35,980).
They are currently working with JupViec.vn, a technology company providing on-demand house cleaning services via a mobile phone app.
The partnership between the New Zealand Embassy and CARE International in Việt Nam supports workers in the informal economy to ease their financial burden and strengthen their resilience during the pandemic.
“This project demonstrates the strong partnership between New Zealand and Việt Nam,” said New Zealand Chargé d’Affaires Joseph Mayhew.
“This is a practical initiative to help ease the economic impacts of COVID-19 on migrant workers and their families, who are among the most economically vulnerable groups during the pandemic."
“We believe that supporting female informal workers is supporting those among the hardest hit by the pandemic, but also those at the forefront of economic recovery. Their resilience and micro-entrepreneurship are vital to a robust recovery that is inclusive and equitable," said Lê Kim Dung, Country Director, CARE International in Việt Nam.
“2020 was an unprecedented year with COVID-19’s economic fallout permeating all layers of society, especially those with little to cushion the persistent shocks and disruptions. I thank the New Zealand Embassy and CARE for your timely and meaningful direct support to our workers, not only during the peak period but also during recovery. We believe that a healthy, skilled and resilient workforce is vital to businesses such as ourselves and the local economy as we bolster efforts to pull through risks from COVID-19 resurgence and ensure a quick and strong recovery." said Phan Hồng Minh, CEO, JupViec.vn. — VNS