Hong Tang

Tang Duyen Hong

Name: Hong Tang

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Marine Gifts, found in 2011, is the first Vietnamese Social Enterprise focused on empowering women living in and around Marine Protected Areas of Vietnam by vocational and living skills training. We train local women to make handicrafts products and provide community – based eco/cultural services then purchase and sale to responsible travelers over the world via our online and offline stores.

Marine Gifts (MG), established in 2011, is first and only social enterprise in Vietnams that works with poor women to conserve threatened marine and coastal environments, both protecting biodiversity, promote gender equity and alleviating poverty. Our business models include community based ecotourism (CBET); handicrafts made from marine waste, vocational and living skills training for poor women and awareness raising on marine conservation. We aim to create a network of 2.500 poor women providing CBET and handicrafts as an alternative livelihood to reduce illegal fishing in MPAs.