Lich is 43 years old, married, and has two children. She lives in Ho Chi Minh City. Her husband works as a bricklayer. She earns an income by selling garlic to her customers for food production. She buys garlic bulbs from wholesalers and then peels the outer layer of garlic before selling. She has done this since 2005.
Lich is requesting a loan, which she will use to buy a large quantity of garlic to increase her production for selling. This loan will allow her to increase her income and set aside some savings for 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.