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Linh is a forty-three-year-old married man. He lives with his two children and wife in Ho Chi Minh City. His wife earns money by operating a general store selling miscellaneous items for people in the local community. For the last four years, Linh has supported his family by providing an air-pumping service to inflate rubber tires and by helping his wife to run the general store.

Linh would like a loan to restock his general store with a variety of foods, beverages and basic goods. He would also like to purchase better quality products at competitive prices from wholesalers. He hopes this will enable him to better meet the needs of his customers and attract additional customers.

He also hopes that through his loan he will be able to increase his income and save money for any future difficulties facing his family.

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
  • 127
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    Vietnam Loans Fundraising
  • $15,338,525
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 20,800.0
    Vietnam Dong (VND) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $725 helped Linh to restock his store with better quality products at competitive prices from wholesalers.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 28, 2012
Apr 18, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 15, 2013