Thao is 35 years old and is married. She has four children. They live in Ho Chi Minh City. Her husband earns a living working in a local company. Thao has been running a cafe and a general store in front of her door for seven years. She started this business to cover her expenses and raise her two children.
Thao is requesting a loan to expand her business by buying more household items and many kind of soft drinks to sell from her store.
She hopes that through the loan she will be able to expand her business activities and earn enough 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.