Seven years ago, there is a soldier who neighborhoods love very much, he is not only guard border but also does many other good things, who is secretary of Ia – Mo commune, Chung Prong district, Gia Lai province, he helped people live in this area to change their life through cashew tree.
Population of Ia – Mo area is over 60% Jrai people, the living here has some hard and difficulties, some poor families also need help. Although, Ia – Mo is located on good position to plant long-life trees, production condition and farming abilities of people still lack of development. Therefore, people could not exploit all of its economic potential. With determine on positive orientation for people, in early 2002, the soldier came back his work with high quality of cashew seeds in his backpack after his holiday finished. The idea which to help people eliminate hunger and reduce poverty through to plant cashew of secretary Nguyen Hong Tuoi – at that time, he still was senior lieutenant of border post at Ia – Mo – on the beginning, some people opposed this idea, they said it is “unrealistic” because Jrai people only know practice nomadic farming from this mountain side to that mountain side to plant rice, maize. When Mr Tuoi roasted some cashew nuts for people try them, everyone felt nice and delicious.
Next day, he came to every home to invite them try to plant these high quality seeds. After these seeds were planted on the earth, people still throught that it will not success. Not being discouraged, Mr Tuoi and his companion in arms came to every home, they tried to work their hard to plant the cashews, besides that they persuaded people to do it. Finally, there were three families who realized this job and try fist are the Kriu, the Romah and the Siu Pluc.
Their working hard was appropriately requited when dry season coming that year, cashew trees grew up very fast and green. With enough water, right technology had made cashews leaves cover whole mountain side. Now, wherever you go around Chu Prong district, you will see cashew trees. Cashew nuts exchange into rice, money. Ia – Mo people have enough food for whole year and have saving money also.
With determination and iron will of soldier of uncle Ho, secretary Nguyen Hong Tuoi and his companion in arms sow million of confidences to people heart.