Over 1,000 reformed criminals in Dong Nai eligible for Zero-interest loans

Twelve poor criminals who decided to turn over the new leaf have been given zero-interest loans to set up a new business to start new lives.

Over 1,000 reformed criminals in Dong Nai eligible for Zero-interest loans

The Entrepreneur Fund and security order in the southern province of Dong Nai have given VND360 million ($15,523) to twelve destitute reformed criminals for production and businesses.
These poverty-stricken people need assistance of the local governments and related agencies to start new lives, hence according local administrators and police officers have proposed the fund for providing zero-interest loans to them.
Deputy Head of Long Thanh district police station Senior lieutenant-colonel Nguyen Van Dang said that timely provision of loan to these people who changed to have better behaviors is a real encouragement.
Such deed will be great impact in preventing criminals from relapse into their old ways contributing in keeping security order in localities.
Since its establishment in 2010, the fund Entrepreneur Fund and security order in Dong Nai Province has collected a sum of VND19.5 billion from 466 local enterprises.
The fund managers have provide loans of VND25 billion without interest to over 1,000 reformed criminals.

By NGUYEN HONG - Translated by BAO LONG

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