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Linh, age 41, runs a general store business in front of her home. She has been engaged in this business for six years. She and her husband have one son and one daughter and live in Ho Chi Minh City. She started this business to cover her expenses and to generate income to raise her children.

Linh is requesting a loan in order to expand her business by buying more household items and a variety of of soft drinks to stock in her store. She is confident that this will enable her to attract more customers and to increase business. She hopes that through the loan she will be able to expand her business activities and have money to reinvest to her business for the future.

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.

About Vietnam

  • $5,600
    Average annual income
  • 86
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    Vietnam Loans Fundraising
  • $14,762,575
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 20,830.0
    Vietnam Dong (VND) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $725 helped Linh to buy household items and a variety of soft drinks to stock in her store.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 28, 2012
Jul 21, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2013