Trinh is a 57-year-old married woman with three children. Her husband has been working as a hired labourer. Trinh lives with her family in a small house in Ho Chi Minh City.
Trinh has run a food stall in front of their house for the past twenty-four years. She sells breads with pork cut into small peices.
She would like to receive a loan to expand her business by purchasing more furniture and good quality materials at a wholesale price. She hopes that this will enable her to increase the turnover of her business, earn a higher income, and improve her family's 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.