Dung is 43 years old. She lives with her husband and daughter in Ho Chi Minh City. Her husband earns an income by repairing motorbikes for customers.
Dung supports her family by earning an income selling food to people in her community. She started her food stall five years ago and she sells many kinds of dishes, especially dishes for breakfast such as chicken soup and noodles. She intends to take out a loan to begin a second business supplying cooking gas to people in her community. With the loan she intends to buy a supply of gas cylinders to sell in the community and then provide a service replacing and refilling the cylinders as required.
She hopes that through the loan she can earn more money with her new business and can save enough money to ensure a good education for her daughter.
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.