May is 55 years old and married. She has three children, two sons and a daughter. They live in Ho Chi Minh City. Her husband is retired and has been helping her to run a business of selling instant noodles. They started this business five years ago.
May requires a loan to purchase a greater quantity and greater variety of instant noodles to stock her store. She hopes that this will enable her to better meet the needs of her current customers and increase the turnover of her business. She also hopes that this will enable her family to increase their income and improve their 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.