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Trinh, 43, is married and has two sons. She lives with her family in Ho Chi Minh City. Her husband works as a security guard. Trinh earns an income running a general store in front of her house. She started this business 20 years ago. She is requesting a loan to expand her business by buying a larger quantity of sanitary papers and electrical things to stock her store.

She hopes her business runs smoothly and will generate a higher income to assist her in improving her family's living conditions.

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.

About Vietnam

  • $5,600
    Average annual income
  • 86
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    Vietnam Loans Fundraising
  • $14,762,575
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 20,943.1
    Vietnam Dong (VND) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $725 helped Trinh to buy a larger quantity of sanitary papers and electrical things to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 7, 2013
Mar 23, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 17, 2014