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Update on Hiep

Hiep is requesting a new loan to buy supplies for her beauty salon, such as hair extension tools, cosmetic products and nail polish. Hiep's previous loan enabled her to expand her business and earn a better income to support her family. She hopes that another loan will assist her to increase the size of her business, attract new customers, and increase sales. She hopes that the loan will permit her to increase her income and improve her family's living conditions.

Previous Loan Details

Hie is 50 years old, married and helps support her family by operating a beauty shop. She lives in Ho Chi Minh City with her children and husband, who works as a mason. She has been in her current line of work for 12 years and is applying for a loan to buy supplies and equipment for her shop, inc... More from Hiep's previous loan »

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.

Concurrent and Successive Loans

Our Field Partners often work with borrowers over a series of loans as the borrowers build credit, take out bigger loans, and expand their businesses. In order to make it easier for our Field Partners to post loans for borrowers who have been listed on Kiva before, we allow them to post successive and concurrent loans for their Kiva borrowers. This means that our Field Partners are able to post a borrower's second, third, etc., loan on Kiva without having to re-enter all of the borrower's information.

This borrower has been listed on Kiva before, so you'll see an updated loan description, as well as excerpts of the original descriptions from earlier loans. Most borrowers take out loans consecutively, meaning that they receive a second loan after having repaid the first. However, sometimes our Field Partners give out concurrent loans, allowing borrowers to take out one primary loan and a secondary "add-on" loan along with it. These "add-on" loans are typically smaller than the borrower's primary loan and serve a different purpose. Because Field Partners can now post loans as successive and concurrent loans, you will be able to track borrower progress over time and see the various ways a borrower is working with our Field Partners through funds from Kiva’s lenders.

About Vietnam

  • $5,600
    Average annual income
  • 99
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    Vietnam Loans Fundraising
  • $14,759,350
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 20,833.3
    Vietnam Dong (VND) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $725 helped Hiep to buy supplies for her beauty salon.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 3, 2012
Oct 24, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 17, 2013
This photo was used before for a previous loan for Hiep. It was first posted on Kiva on Jan, 2012. Learn More