Vu sua (caimito) solidarity and trade
Around the small village of Vinh Kim, located in the Mekong delta 130 km south of Hô-Chi-Minh City, the vu sua tree produces a large quantity of fruits in the month of November. Part of the harvest is sold in local markets but the size of the trees' production means the villagers cannot profit from all the fruits that reach maturity. By buying part of the unsold harvest, Clarins provides the inhabitants of Vinh Kim with a precious source of revenue which is all the more important since local infrastructures are little developed. Clarins is a partner in their development and in this way has financed the rebuilding of a primary school which the village was unable to fund itself.