Lan is 43 and singL.. She lives with her family in Ho Chi Minh City.
Lan has been earning a living by operating a general store from the door of her house for the past ten years. She sells a variety of basic goods, such as sugar, confectioneries, beverages, milk and basic household necessities.
Lan would like to borrow money to expand her business by buying more products in bulk. She hopes that this will enabL. her to increase her income and improve her 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.