About Us

Mission: Empowering low income families with microfinance and education

The Dariu Foundation (TDF) is a Swiss-based international non-governmental organization working in Vietnam since 2003, with activities focusing on microfinance, scholarships for poor students, Funding to build kindergartens, computer skills training and financial education in their own mobile schools. Today it is providing microfinance services to around 15,000 low income households in Dong Nai and Vinh Long provinces, awarding 1,500-2,000 scholarships, building 2-3 kindergartens and training around 7,000-10,000 students via mobile schools on computer, internet and financial education every year.

Our History

2002 Established in Switzerland
2003 Operating in Tan Phu district, Dong Nai province, Vietnam, with three projects of microfinance, kindergarten building and scholarships
2007 Opening its office in Ho Chi Minh city, at this time, it was offering microfinance services to 1,800 clients with a total portfolio of around $150,000 and 15 staff members.
2008  Operating in two districts of Vinh Long Province, 180 km west of Ho Chi Minh City
2011  Launching the first mobile school in Vietnam
2012 Serving 15,000 clients with microfinance, granting 8,000 scholarships, building 20 kindergartens and training 5,000 students with computer skills and financial education
2013 Partnering with HSBC and Intel to expand the Mobile School projects to increase its training capacity to 7000 students a year with 7 mobile schools
2014 Expanding its mobile school project to Myanmar
2016 Partnering with STEP (Sampurna Training And Entrepreneurship Programme) in India, a non profit social microfinance organization, working for the development of the most vulnerable sections of the society.
2016 Receive official MFI license in Myanmar