Born and bred in the agricultural province of Thai Binh, Sim Luu has a long lasting love for the land, even though farming was once associated with the disappointment of low and unstable incomes.
After getting married and having children, Sim needed to pick up additional jobs as the family needs more money. When her husband passed away, she became the sole provider who might have to leave the rice field to look for a higher-income job.
Luckily, she came to Fargreen instead. The company was looking for someone to extend its operation in Thai Binh through recruiting and training more farmers. Sim decided to apply to work for Fargreen because she had a good feeling about the company’s development model.
It was very challenging at the beginning as everything was new to her, but Sim didn’t give up. She learned whatever she could about the technology and the process of growing mushrooms and of working with other farmers. She learned to send an email at the age of fifty-something. She was willing to try and even fail, so she could grow with Fargreen. And she did.
Now as the Fargreen’s farmer network coordinator, Sim is the strong bridge linking the company with its farming communities around Thai Binh. Sim is always patient with other farmers and she truly cares for them. Ms. Hien, a farmer in the network, shared: "Ms. Sim is so kind. With her being in the company, I feel assured as I always have a good guidance."
Her love for the motherland, the aspiration to bring wealth to her family and other farmers, the dedication to protecting the environment and the anticipation of Fargreen success have motivated Sim to work harder and overcome one challenge after another. Her life seems quite better now, with her income stabilized and her family taken care of. Her youngest daughter will enter her first year at university this summer and Sim is so proud. For Fargreen, we happy that we can trust Sim to help us building a strong network of farmers in Thai Binh.