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Be is a 44-year-old, married woman. She lives with her daughter and husband, in Ho Chi Minh City. For fifteen years she and her husband have operated a cafe in front of their house.

Be would like a loan to purchase a greater range and quantity of beverages, including coffees, to stock her cafe. She hopes this will enable her to better meet the needs of her customers, and to attract additional customers. She also hopes that, through the investment of this loan, she will be able to increase her income and save money for any future difficulties that may face her family.

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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

  • $725
    Average annual income
  • 78
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    Vietnam Loans Fundraising
  • $12,411,650
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 20,933.0
    Vietnam Dong (VND) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $725 helped Be to purchase a greater range and quantity of beverages to stock her cafe.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 7, 2013
Mar 18, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 17, 2014