Lang is 53 years old and married. She has two sons and one daughter and lives with them and her husband in Ho Chi Minh City. Her husband works as a driver for hire. Lang earns money by selling women's clothes in a small market. She started this business fifteen years ago.
Lang requires a loan to purchase many kinds of clothes in bulk to sell for the special cultural occasions that occur in Vietnam at the end of the year. She hopes that this will enable her to attract more customers and increase the turnover of her business. She also hopes that this will enable her family to increase their income and improve their 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.