Khen, 53 years old, is married and has four children, three sons and one daughter. She and her husband support their family through the income they earn by making lanterns. They have begun this business thirteen years ago. They live in Ho Chi Minh City.
Khen intends to take a loan to increase her working capital, buying materials such as floral glazed papers and bamboo. The additional materials will enable her to increase her production of lanterns for sale. She hopes her business will run smoothly and will help her to improve her family's 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.