Lien, a 49-year-old married woman, has 3 children: 2 sons and 1 daughter. Her husband is a hired motorbike driver. They live in Ho Chi Minh City.
Lien supports her family through the income that she earns from the general store that occupies the front of her house. Lien has run a general store for over 20 years. She would like a loan to buy larger quantities of snack foods and basic household items in bulk for her general store. She hopes that this loan will enabL. her to increase her monthly profits.
She hopes that, as a result of the loan, her business will earn enough additional income for her to reinvest in her business and set aside savings for her children's education.
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.