Mai is 38 years old. She is married and has one daughter. Her husband is an electrician. She lives with her husband and daughter in Ho Chi Minh City.
Mai has been running her general store since 2006. She sells a small range of goods such as snack foods and confectionery to people in the local community. Mai is requesting a loan to enable her to stock her general store with a wider range of basic goods. She hopes that this will assist her to better meet the needs of her customers and attract new customers.
Mai hopes that through the loan she will be able to generate a higher income and improve the living conditions of her family.
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.