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Update on Long

Long is requesting a new loan to buy a range of new products, such as food and beverages, to restock his general store. This purchase will help him to better meet the needs of his customers.

His previous loan enabled him to improve his business and offer his customers a greater variety of products. He hopes that his new loan will assist him in increasing the size of his store and increase sales, and will also help him to improve his living conditions.

Previous Loan Details

Long is a 42-year-old married man. He lives with two sons and his wife in Ho Chi Minh City. He and his wife have earned money by running a general store for 15 years. Long would like a loan to purchase a greater quantity and range of basic products (such as foods and toiletries) to sell from h... More from Long'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
  • 130
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    Vietnam Loans Fundraising
  • $15,326,650
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 20,833.3
    Vietnam Dong (VND) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Long to purchase a greater quantity and range of basic products to sell from his general store.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 8, 2013
Jan 19, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 17, 2013
This photo was used before for a previous loan for Long. It was first posted on Kiva on Apr, 2012. Learn More