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Thuy is 42 years old. She lives in a house with her husband and three children in Ho Chi Minh City. Her husband works as a security guard.

Thuy supports her family by selling sugar-cane juice, coffee and soft drinks from a stall in her local community. She started her stall in 2006. She intends to take a loan to repair her sugar-cane squeezing machine and to buy a greater range of food to sell from her stall.

She hopes that through the loan she can earn more money and save enough money to send her children to school.

Additional Information

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

  • $5,600
    Average annual income
  • 98
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    Vietnam Loans Fundraising
  • $14,728,425
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 20,890.0
    Vietnam Dong (VND) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $725 helped Thuy to repair sugar-cane squeezing machine and buy food to sell from her stall.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 5, 2011
Oct 21, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 15, 2012