The Vietnam Blind Association (VBA) held the fourth executive board meeting, term VIII (2012-2017) was held in the central city of Da Nang on March 2.

In 2014, the association provided 28.5 billion VND (1.35 million USD) in loans to over 6,000 households with blind family members and 54 manufacturing firms engaging provincial- and district-level blind associations to create jobs and improve income for 6,700 blind labourers nationwide.

Looking forward, the VBA plans to allocate 30 billion VND (1.43 million USD) in loans to support 7,000 households and create jobs for 7,500 people.

The VBA has chapters in 52 provinces and cities with over 66,440 members.-VNA