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Thuan is 29 years old, is married, and has a daughter. She lives with her family in Ho Chi Minh City. Her husband is a driver for hire. She and her husband have been running a business, planting and selling cactus, for several years. She started this business to cover her expenses and to generate income with which to raise her child.

Thuan is requesting a loan to expand her business, by buying more kinds of cactus to meet her customers' demands. She hopes that this will enable her to attract more customers, and that she will be able to increase the turnover of her business. She hopes that through the loan she will be able to expand her business activities, and have money to reinvest into her business in the future.

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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
  • 69
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    Vietnam Loans Fundraising
  • $12,936,375
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 20,903.0
    Vietnam Dong (VND) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $575 helped Thuan to buy many kinds of cactus to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 27, 2013
Apr 20, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 17, 2014