Thuan is a 55-year-old woman who lives with her daughters and husband in Ho Chi Minh City. Her husband works as a driver for hire. For ten years, Thuan has operated a business selling underclothes from a small stall at an outdoor market. She would like to take a loan to expand her business by purchasing women’s clothes and men’s t-shirts to sell. She hopes that this will help her to increase her income and enable her to improve the living conditions of her family.
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.