Giang is a 43-year-old married woman with two children. She lives with her family in Ho Chi Minh City.
For the past ten years, Giang and her husband have made money by buying and selling charcoal, cutting and selling morning glory at a local market, and by raising pigs. To earn more money to support her family, Giang intends to take a loan to buy more pigs and charcoal so that she can increase the turnover of her businesses. She hopes that in the future she can save more money to improve her family's living conditions and reinvest in her business.
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.