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Lien is 55 years old. She is married and and lives in a small house in Ho Chi Minh City with her husband. They run a store in front of their house to sell a range of basic goods, foods, beverages and milk.

Lien started her business in 2000 in order to generate a stable daily income for her family. She is requesting a loan to buy a greater quantity and range of products such as confectionaries, milk and beverages for her business. She hopes that through the loan, her business will be able to attract more customers and generate a higher income to support her family.

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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
  • 74
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    Vietnam Loans Fundraising
  • $12,414,550
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 20,780.0
    Vietnam Dong (VND) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $725 helped Lien to buy confectionaries, milk and beverages as stock for her general store.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 29, 2011
Aug 15, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 15, 2012