booksBinh Dien High School, located in the rural and mountainous Huong Tra district, is 30 km north of Hue City. It is at this village that CHEER established its first ten non-interest revolving loan programs. Six years later, Binh Dien has changed from a poor village to a self-sufficient one. The families who had used CHEER’s loans as seed money to improve their lives have returned the initial loans.

CHEER continues to provide scholarships to deserving students from poor families and funds to purchase books for the school’s library. These funds not only have helped expand this modest library to include reference books and magazines but also created a friendly environment where both teachers and students can read books, do homework, and plan lessons.