Mui, 47, is a married woman with two sons. They live in Ho Chi Minh City. Her husband supports the family through the income he earns from making slipper molds.
Mui has run a general store that occupies the front of her house for 5 years. She sells a small variety of goods. She intends to take a loan to buy a larger variety of different goods, such as foods and beverages, to stock her store and better meet her customers' needs. She hopes her expanded business will help her to improve her 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.