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76 15, To Ngoc Van, Hanoi 100000, Vietnam
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Lovely Cultural Experience

This social enterprise uses funds from providing beautiful tours of rural Vietnam to fund... read more

Reviewed December 19, 2016
Simon A
Must do trip - this is 100% real Vietnam village life

I thought I understood what a micro-loan was. A small amount of money. I've discovered that it is... read more

Reviewed January 9, 2016
Steveprattnz
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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 microcredit to alleviate poverty.Bloom Microventures offers unique and authentic day tours to the rural countryside of Soc Son, just 40km north of Hanoi, that give you a chance to explore a side of Vietnam very few tourists will ever experience while making a major difference to the lives of local Vietnamese farmers. The tour will include actively engaging in and learning about community development by providing a microloan to a woman we are going to meet, a traditional lunch and a selection of the following activities: learning about and even trying rice and tomato farming, a bicycle ride through the countryside, a walk through the beautiful forests, trying your hand at traditional fishing, visiting the location of a mystical historical legend and exploring a temple complex!
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Dec 19, 2016
“Lovely Cultural Experience”
Jan 9, 2016
“Must do trip - this is 100% real Vietnam village life”
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76 15, To Ngoc Van, Hanoi 100000, Vietnam
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Reviewed December 19, 2016

This social enterprise uses funds from providing beautiful tours of rural Vietnam to fund micro-finance loans to empower local farmers to fund their business ventures. Great tour and admirable cause.

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Reviewed January 9, 2016

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

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Reviewed December 23, 2015

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

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Reviewed December 10, 2015

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

2  Thank Jas R
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Reviewed November 23, 2015

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

1  Thank Catherine K
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Reviewed November 4, 2015

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

1  Thank rayele
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Reviewed October 4, 2015

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

1  Thank Steven L
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Reviewed March 10, 2015

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

3  Thank Ann G
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Reviewed January 20, 2015

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

1  Thank Shyhjie
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Reviewed January 19, 2015

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

1  Thank dcaryl
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