Thao is 36 years old, married and has a daughter. She lives in Ho Chi Minh City.
Thao and her husband earn a living by making clothes. Thao intends to take a loan to buy an overlocking machine, fabric and materials. This will enable her to make a greater range of clothing to better meet her customers' needs. Thao hopes that her business will run smoothly and will help her to improve her living conditions and send her children to school.
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.