Thoa is 42 years old and married. She has been running an internet shop in front of her home for five years. She started this business to cover her expenses, and to help raise her three children. They live in Ho Chi Minh City.
Thoa is requesting a loan to pay for upgrading and maintaining the computer system of her shop.
She hopes that through the loan she will be able to have more money to reinvest in her business and also have some to set aside for dealing with any future difficulties.
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.