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Update on Lien

Lien is requesting a new loan to buy sewing materials and another scooter to provide her with transport for her business (as the scooter she bought with the previous loan was stolen). Her previous loan enabled her to expand her business and earn a higher income to support her family. She hopes that another loan will assist her in increasing the size of her business, attract new customers, and increase her sales. She also hopes that through the loan she can increase her income and improve her family's living conditions.

Previous Loan Details

Lien, forty years old, is married and has a daughter. She lives with her husband and daughter in Ho Chi Minh City. Her husband is a driver for hire. Lien earns money by sewing and repairing clothes at her house. She intends to use her 15,000,000 VND loan to buy better quality sewing materials... More from Lien'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
  • 88
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    Vietnam Loans Fundraising
  • $14,824,150
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 20,803.2
    Vietnam Dong (VND) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $875 helped Lien to buy better quality sewing materials and a scooter for transport.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 15, 2012
Nov 19, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 17, 2013
This photo was used before for a previous loan for Lien. It was first posted on Kiva on Feb, 2012. Learn More