International Business Women's Group

Christina Noble Foundation

These delightful young women are being sponsored in their quest for higher education by your membership fees!

Mai My Kim



Sponsored since 1 Feb 2007
Born: 09 December 1987 in Ho Chi Minh City
Family: Mother, Father, 2 Siblings

Eldest child in her family of 5
Family lives in a small old house with another relative’s family.
Father repairs motorbikes on pavement in front of their house. daily income of 0.5USD (Dhs1.83).

Goal: environmental engineer after graduation from college.

Nguyen Thi Thuy Hang



sponsored since 1 Feb 07
Born: 09 November 1988 in Ho Chi Minh City
Family: Mother, Father, 2 Siblings

Living with her mother in an incredibly small house of 1.6 x 2.4 square meters.
Mother sells papaya for around 1.5 USD (Dhs5,5) per day. This amount can not provide them with anything but daily food.
She is 19 years old and a freshman, majoring in Economics

Nguyen Thi Phuong Tam


Our 1st IBWG sponsored Graduate

sponsored since 1 Feb 2007
Born: 10 March 1988 in Ho Chi Minh City
Family: Mother, Father, 1 Siblings

IBWG is pleased to inform you that we have finalised Tam’s sponsorship because she graduated an advanced Accounting course in June 2009. Christina Noble advised us that this is a success case because IBWG members' sponsorship over three years has been a fantastic opportunity for Tam to accomplish her goals.

She has moved to a Mekong River Delta province to take up a good job and is now receiving a stable income so she is able to provide financial support to her family.

Dinh Thi Thu



Sponsored since 1 Feb 2007
Born: 06 July 1987 in Nam Dinh
Family: Mother, Father, 3 Siblings

Parents are rice farmers. Lean years mean their harvest is just enough to cover their daily plain meals.
She & eldest brother live with their grandparents. Her grandfather works in a graveyard, her grandmother sells vegetables in a market near home.
Thu & brother are both college students. Brother works part-time to support himself. Thu is studying at a college for pre-school teachers.

Pham Thi Thuy Tien


Sponsored since February 2009
Born: 1988
Family: Mother/Father separated, 3 Siblings

Tien is the eldest child, her younger brother followed her mother; Tien and her youngest brother have lived with their father. Her father is a self-employed electrician. He also works as a motorbike taxi driver to supplement his meager income. He earns around 60USD per month.
Tien is pursuing a radio broadcasting career and she will finish her schooling toward end of next year.

Christina Noble Foundation