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Lien is 46 years old and lives in a small house in Ho Chi Minh City. She is married with two children. Her husband is a worker in a paper production factory.

To earn a living, Lien has a general store selling basic household products, cakes, candies, beverages, spices, and instant food. She has a requested a loan to increase the range and quantity of these goods to stock her store.

Lien hopes that the loan will help her to increase the turnover of her store and enable her to set aside savings for her children's education as well as for her family expenses.

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
  • 102
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    Vietnam Loans Fundraising
  • $14,749,225
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 20,900.0
    Vietnam Dong (VND) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $625 helped Lien to buy more products (cakes, candies, and beverages) to sell to her customers.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 26, 2011
Oct 24, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 15, 2012