Thuy is 44 years old. She is married and has two children, a son and a daughter. She lives in Ho Chi Minh City with her husband, who is a driver for hire, and her children.
She has run a general store from her house for four years. She sells milk, beverages, stationery and confectionery. She intends to use her loan to buy a variety of products to sell including eggs, sugar and sanitation items.
She hopes her business runs smoothly and will enable her to both improve her family's living conditions and save money for her children's education.
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.