Habitat for Humanity Vietnam Partnering with MFIs to Improve Housing for the Poor

  • Date Posted: February 22, 2011
  • Authors: Amy Davis Kruize, Lauren Mitten, Catherine Johnston
  • Organizations: DAI
  • Document Types: Case Study or Vignette, Primer or Brief
  • Donor Type: US Agency for International Development

This case study is a part of a series of microNOTES addressing current issues in housing microfinance. This study explores the strategic considerations important for MFIs and housing NGOs entering the housing finance market. The findings from Vietnam demonstrate the role of technical assistance from a housing NGO for planning, design and construction along with housing microfinance products offered by two microfinance institutions. The institutions, WU-KG and CEP, took two different approaches to incorporating technical assistance from Habitat for Humanity, and this study assesses the outcomes of each approach.