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Update on Luong

Luong is requesting a new loan to buy rice, food and cooking appliances to expand his business of selling food. His previous loan enabled him to expand his business and earn a higher income to support his family. He hopes that another loan will assist him in increasing the size of his business, attracting new customers and increasing his sales. He also hopes that through the loan he can increase his income and improve his family's living conditions.

Previous Loan Details

Luong is a 49-year-old married man with four children. He lives in Ho Chi Minh City with his wife and children. Luong and his wife earn income by selling food, fruit juice and beverages from their food stall. They have done this for 11 years. Luong plans to take a loan to expand his busin... More from Luong's previous loan »

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.

Concurrent and Successive Loans

Our Field Partners often work with borrowers over a series of loans as the borrowers build credit, take out bigger loans, and expand their businesses. In order to make it easier for our Field Partners to post loans for borrowers who have been listed on Kiva before, we allow them to post successive and concurrent loans for their Kiva borrowers. This means that our Field Partners are able to post a borrower's second, third, etc., loan on Kiva without having to re-enter all of the borrower's information.

This borrower has been listed on Kiva before, so you'll see an updated loan description, as well as excerpts of the original descriptions from earlier loans. Most borrowers take out loans consecutively, meaning that they receive a second loan after having repaid the first. However, sometimes our Field Partners give out concurrent loans, allowing borrowers to take out one primary loan and a secondary "add-on" loan along with it. These "add-on" loans are typically smaller than the borrower's primary loan and serve a different purpose. Because Field Partners can now post loans as successive and concurrent loans, you will be able to track borrower progress over time and see the various ways a borrower is working with our Field Partners through funds from Kiva’s lenders.

About Vietnam

  • $5,600
    Average annual income
  • 96
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    Vietnam Loans Fundraising
  • $15,310,450
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 20,920.0
    Vietnam Dong (VND) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $825 helped Luong to expand his business by buying rice, food and cooking appliances.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 7, 2012
Jun 18, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 17, 2013
This photo was used before for a previous loan for Luong. It was first posted on Kiva on Sep, 2011. Learn More