Van is 63 years old and married with five children, two sons and three daughters. She lives with her family in a small house in Ho Chi Minh City. She and her husband earn income by running a general store in front of her house.
She has had her business for ten years. She intends to take a loan to gradually expand her business by buying a variety of household items such as shampoo, detergent, sanitation products and food to sell to her customers.
She hopes her business runs smoothly and will help her to improve her 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.