Hoa is 48 years old and has two children. Her husband is deceased. Hoa supports her children through the income she earns from her general store that occupies the front of her house. Her store sells a variety of goods such as confectionery, toys for kids and everyday necessities. Hoa and her family live in Ho Chi Minh City.
Hoa intends to take a loan to buy a larger variety of different everyday goods such as confectionery and snack foods to stock her general store and better meet her customers' needs. She also would like to use a portion of the loan to repair her store.
Hoa hopes her business runs smoothly and will help her to improve her living conditions.
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.