Mai is 35 years old and is married with two sons. She has been running a business laminating papers and objects with plastic for two years. She started this business to cover her expenses and help raise her two children. Mai's husband works as a copper wire cutter. They live in Ho Chi Minh City.
Mai is requesting a loan to expand her business by buying different types of plastic. This will enable her to offer more products to her customers and increase the turnover of her business.
She hopes that through the loan she will be able to expand her business activities and save 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.