Trinh is 52 years old, married, and has two children. She lives with her family in a small house, in Ho Chi Minh City. Her husband earns income as a laborer in a nearby company. Trinh runs a business of selling rices, to earn a living.
She started her business 22 years ago. She intends to take a loan to gradually expand her business by buying a variety of different kinds of rices, to resell to her customers. Trinh hopes her business runs smoothly and will help her to improve her living conditions.
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.