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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.

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

  • $725
    Average annual income
  • 42
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    Vietnam Loans Fundraising
  • $12,722,750
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 20,820.0
    Vietnam Dong (VND) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Mui to buy a larger variety of different goods to stock her store.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 25, 2012
May 13, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2013