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“Must do trip - this is 100% real Vietnam village life”
Bloom Microventures is a non-profit social business (registered UK charity) providing microcredit to entrepreneurs living below the poverty line in developing countries using a unique model that harnesses the power of responsible tourism with...more
I thought I understood what a micro-loan was. A small amount of money. I've discovered that it is so much more than that - this is changing lives, culture and futures without damaging the way of life of the people. This is what Bloom call...More
There was just two of us on the tour with Lo an, our guide and Mr Kwan as the driver to the village, which the project has been going on for 3 years. The idea as Lo an explained to us during the drive is...More
This is really one of the best things you can do as a tourist in Vietnam. I've lived here a long time and done pretty much all the tourism stuff there is in Hanoi.
The tours I went on were excellent - everything is well...More
I spent the day with Ly, one of Bloom's field officers, visiting two women who are invovled in the mircroloan project. It was a unique opportunity to learn more about how many Vietnamese live, and see a side of the country that you won't find...More
We recently spent a great day with Ly, visiting a village in the Hoa Binh area. The reasons for the village were many. We had a chance to interact with the villagers, see some beautiful countryside and meet the young woman that would receive a...More
my wife and I had a great experience learning about the works carried by the team from Bloom Hanoi, We really appreciate our guide Ms Chi who is passionate, knowledgeable, young, sweet, wise and energetic. We can see & feel the love you have on...More
We have been traveling in Asia for four months, in Taiwan, Cambodia, Hong Kong, Lao, and VietNam, and our day trip with Bloom is without question one of the most memorable things we have done. The opportunity to get off the well worn tourist track...More
I was glad that we visited Phu Minh with Bloom Microventures. We departed Hanoi at 8am and returned by 6pm. Loved the activities that were organized (e.g. making sweet dumplings and weaving baskets) and learned many interesting things about the community and Bloom's work there....More
Spent a very relaxing day in Hoa Binh. Our tour guide Lonh was very friendly and knowledgable, giving us insight into the village as well as general social commentary in Vietnam.
Spent time with our loanee and uprooted some cassava trees with an excitable but...More