Huong is a 40-year-old married woman. She lives in Ho Chi Minh City with her husband and four daughters. For two years she has run a meat shop, selling meat to people in her community.
Huong is requesting a loan in order to purchase better quality meat at competitive prices from wholesalers. She hopes this will enable her to better meet the needs of her existing customers as well as to attract new customers.
She also hopes that, through this loan, she will be able to increase her income and save money to leverage against any future difficulties her family faces.
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.