Mai is a 60-year-old widow with two children. She lives with them in Ho Chi Minh City.
Over the past 30 years, Mai has taken care of her children through her business selling pork in a small local market.
The business' profit covers all of her family expenses and there is very little left over. She would like to have a loan to invest in and expand her current business, which she will use to purchase larger quantities of meat for resale. She hopes that she will be able to earn a higher income and set aside part of her earnings to cover any family emergencies.
About Capital Aid Fund for Employment of the Poor
Capital Aid Fund for Employment of the Poor (CEP) is a non-profit Vietnamese microfinance institution that operates in the provinces of southeastern Vietnam and the Mekong Delta. CEP's head office is located in Ho Chi Minh City. This institution’s mission is to work with, and for, the poor and poorest to realize sustained improvements in well-being through the provision of financial and complementary non-financial services in an honest, efficient, and sustainable manner. The non-financial services CEP offers to complement its basic credit and savings products include financial education, raising awareness of health and sanitation issues, and education scholarships for children.