Another challenge CSRD is facing is funding. Some of our traditional donors have left Hue and others are refocusing away from Vietnam. To continue our work, we need to find new sources of income and this year we have launched a social enterprise initiative.
Our SuSuXahn ‘green’ shop will provide the people of Hue with safe,chemical-free fruit and vegetables. We are working with farmers who produce vegetables naturally and we hope to influence other farmers to use less pesticides and chemical fertilisers. The shop has started well, and we hope the success continues! We will assess our next steps in the course of the year.