Thuy is 49 years old, and is married with a son. Her husband supports the family by working as a mechanic. She has been running a tailor shop at her house to make clothes for her customers for six years. She started this business to cover her expenses. She lives with her husband and her son in Ho Chi Minh City.
Thuy is requesting a loan to expand her business by buying more kinds of fabric and better sewing materials. She hopes that this will enable her to increase the turnover of her business.
She also hopes that through the loan she will be able to increase her income, and have money to reinvest in her business in the future.
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.