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Lua is 48 years old. She is married and has four children. She lives with her family in Ho Chi Minh City. Her husband works as a trader.

Lua has supported her family by manufacturing bedding at her house for 10 years. She manufactures items such as mattresses, blankets and pillows. She is requesting a loan in order to expand her business by buying equipment and materials to improve and increase her production of bedding and better satisfy her customers.

She hopes this loan enables her business to run smoothly and allows her to increase her income so that he can improve her family's living conditions and 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
  • 84
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    Vietnam Loans Fundraising
  • $14,449,625
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 20,800.4
    Vietnam Dong (VND) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $725 helped Lua to buy equipment and materials to produce bedding including mattresses, blankets and pillows.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 8, 2012
Feb 16, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2012