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Khanh, 58, is married and has eight children: three sons and five daughters. She lives with her family in Ho Chi Minh City. Her husband works as a storekeeper of a supper market. She earns an income running a general store in front of their house.

She started this business ten years ago. She sells sugar, toys for kids, soft drinks, yogurt and other household items to people in her community. She is requesting a loan to expand her business by buying a greater variety of products, in particular food and beverages, in order to stock her store and better satisfy her customers.

She hopes her business will run smoothly and generate a higher income. This will assist her in improving her family's living conditions.

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
  • 111
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    Vietnam Loans Fundraising
  • $15,326,650
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 20,829.7
    Vietnam Dong (VND) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $625 helped Khanh to buy foods and beverages, to stock her store and better satisfy her customers.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 28, 2012
Dec 15, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 17, 2013