Bach, 43, is married and has two children. She lives with her family in Ho Chi Minh City. Her husband is a mechanic. Bach has been running a food stall for ten years, selling noodles and crab chowder. She is applying for a loan to expand her business by buying better quality food and ingredients, to better satisfy her customers. She hopes her business will run smoothly and generate a higher income to assist her in improving her family's living conditions and sending her children to school.
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.