The story begins in 2009, when a woman, from the Middle of Vietnam, took a trip to the South with an eye on the community developing project along with the other ladies from Hau Giang. On her bike, as she was admiring the flourishing view with all kinds of luxuriant plants, she wonders: “How come this place hasn’t been developed yet?”.
With the question lingering in her head, she decided to look for her own answer by asking her fellow project participants, from one to another, yet, no answer was fulfilling. Everyone she asked was spending too much time mourning over their underdevelopment that they forgot to make the best use of their lands and free time. Since then, she set a goal to, one day, make a difference and improve the livelihood of people living in this area. While working on the project, she took the time to learn more about organic agriculture in Malaysia, studied Rural Development in Can Tho University, looked into traditional husbandry, experimented on non-chemical gardening at home and started a small business with her friends. In 2017, she finally quit working on the project to devote her time on her dream of building a society where people can have self-control and live in harmony with the environment. That has been Abavina’s vision since, and that woman is Nguyễn Thị Kim Thoa, Master in Rural Development, CEO of Abavina Trading and Production Joint Stock Corporation.
Many people wonder, what does Abavina stand for? Yes, Abavina can be literally translated as “Anh Ba Việt Nam”. Abavina validates in digital marketing, and Anh Ba Viet Nam, similarly to other familiar personal pronouns used in Southern Vietnam such as Anh Bảy or Anh Năm, are pioneers who guide brothers and sisters, relatives, the whole community to integrate and grow.
Now, there are nine core members in Abavina focusing on 3 main tasks including community organization, technical assistance and business development. They carry the commission of increasing eco-friendly productive capacity by providing technical and communicational services. The foundation of Eco-friendly Agricultural Communities was established by Abavina in the year 2017, which is a model for Vietnamese people who wish to be a part of the non-chemical agricultural products produce – distribute activity. It started with 5 households in the Truong Long Phong Dien Can Tho area, that number has increased to 25 households focused in Phong Dien Can Tho and Chau Thanh A Hau Giang, with the area of 30 hecta and over 50 products made. These products are distributed by Abavina to agricultural goods-based stores, vegetarian restaurants and export companies. Many newly registered households are under examination and experimentation.
As a business invested in community development, Abavina focuses on building a community foundation through the formation of small groups to oversee sharing and support each other. Along with that is a network of volunteers, reputable and sharing-minded people elected in the community, are extended arms with Abavina to carry out educational activities, technology transfer and more importantly, supportively observe the community. Abavina attaches great importance to building and educating the community, help people to become more and more masterful and live a happier life. Abavina chooses to satisfy the undertaken product commitment, solving output problems with the community and connect people in the community and customers through many activities, helping to increase understanding, sharing and self-confidence of participants in this model. The CBT (community-based tourism) activity is in the pilot phase, promising to be one of the boosts to help the community that Abavina is building.
Abavina JSC, a young business in the field of community development, a new model in Vietnam, with the philosophy of community problems, the community must work together. In that process, the progress and contribution of each stakeholder will promote the advancement and development of the community. Moreover, Abavina really needs support from authorities, experts, sponsors, volunteers, and most importantly, the companionship of our dear customers. The young people of Abavina and Thuan Thien Agricultural Community are in desperate need of support and sharing
Abavina would like to thank you for reading this story, and wish you happiness and health!
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