Thao is 44 years old. She has two children and lives with them and her husband in Ho Chi Minh City. They have earned an income to support the family by operating a store in front of their house selling pets, birds and cages. She has been running her store since 2004.
She requires a loan to purchase foodstuffs and different cages and related things to offer a better range of products to her customers. She hopes that will permit her to earn more income and improve the family's 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.