Lua is 42 years old, and is married. She and her family live in Ho Chi Minh City. Lua has been running a food stall in front of her door for 1 year. She started this business to cover her expenses, and raise her two children. She and her husband earn a living working as a wholesaler & retailer of pork pies. Lua is requesting a loan to expand her business by buying new food products to sell so that she will be able to increase the turnover of her business. She hopes that through the loan her family can have more money to set aside for facing life's difficulties in the future and to give her children a good quality of education.
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.