According to the city standard, a poor household has an average income below VND21 million ($925 ) per year per person, and a near-poor household has an average income of VND21 million-28 million ($1,233) per year per person.
Early last year, District 6 had 660 poor households with 3,541 people, accounting for 1.13 percent of total households in the district, and 2,700 near-poor households.
Nguyen Thi Thu, deputy chairwoman of the People’s Committee of HCM City, praised the district’s achievements in poverty reduction.
The district’s fund for poverty reduction provided a loans totalling VND35 billion ($1,541 ) to more than 1,200 poor and near-poor households last year.
It awarded 5,200 scholarships worth over VND5.1 billion ($224,591 ) to students, including more than 3,600 who live in difficult circumstances, and provided vocational training to 116 children living in poor and near-poor households.
Thu urged the district to continue to support policies for people living under difficult circumstances and ensure that poverty reduction is sustainable