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Thao is a 32-year-old married woman with 2 sons. She lives in Ho Chi Minh City. Her husband is a bricklayer.

Thao earns a living by raising and selling pigs. She has done this since 2006. The income earned from Thao's piggery is used to meet her family's basic needs.

Thao requires a loan to provide her with capital to buy more pigs and repair her piggery. She hopes that the new stock and increased capacity of her piggery will enable her to generate more income to support her family.

Additional Information

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.

About Vietnam

  • $725
    Average annual income
  • 54
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    Vietnam Loans Fundraising
  • $12,722,750
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 20,550.0
    Vietnam Dong (VND) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Thao to buy more pigs and repair her piggery.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 29, 2011
Jul 16, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 16, 2012