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Am is a 49-year-old married woman with 2 children. She lives in a small house in Ho Chi Minh City.

Am and her husband have run a general store in front of their house for the past 5 years. They sell a small range of products such as cooking oil, beverages, sugar, detergent, and cooking sauce.

Am would like to receive a loan to expand her business by purchasing a greater quantity, and range, of basic goods to stock her general store. She hopes that this will enable her to increase the turnover of her business, earn a higher income and improve her family's living conditions.

Additional Information

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.

About Vietnam

  • $725
    Average annual income
  • 142
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    Vietnam Loans Fundraising
  • $13,029,750
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 20,550.0
    Vietnam Dong (VND) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Am to buy basic goods such as food and beverages to stock her store.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 28, 2011
Jul 20, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 15, 2012