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Update on Long

Long is requesting a new loan to buy a range of new products, such as food and beverages, to restock his general store. This purchase will help him to better meet the needs of his customers. His previous loan enabled him to improve his business and offer his customers a greater variety of products.
He hopes that his new loan will assist him in increasing the size of his store and improve his sales, helping him to improve his living conditions.

Previous Loan Details

Long is a 48-year-old married man living in Ho Chi Minh City. He and his wife earn a living running a general store, which they have done for 5 years. Long would like to take out a loan to buy a greater variety and quantity of foods, such as powdered milk, snack foods and confectionery, to stock ... More from Long's previous loan »

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.

Concurrent and Successive Loans

Our Field Partners often work with borrowers over a series of loans as the borrowers build credit, take out bigger loans, and expand their businesses. In order to make it easier for our Field Partners to post loans for borrowers who have been listed on Kiva before, we allow them to post successive and concurrent loans for their Kiva borrowers. This means that our Field Partners are able to post a borrower's second, third, etc., loan on Kiva without having to re-enter all of the borrower's information.

This borrower has been listed on Kiva before, so you'll see an updated loan description, as well as excerpts of the original descriptions from earlier loans. Most borrowers take out loans consecutively, meaning that they receive a second loan after having repaid the first. However, sometimes our Field Partners give out concurrent loans, allowing borrowers to take out one primary loan and a secondary "add-on" loan along with it. These "add-on" loans are typically smaller than the borrower's primary loan and serve a different purpose. Because Field Partners can now post loans as successive and concurrent loans, you will be able to track borrower progress over time and see the various ways a borrower is working with our Field Partners through funds from Kiva’s lenders.

About Vietnam

  • $5,600
    Average annual income
  • 74
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    Vietnam Loans Fundraising
  • $14,818,000
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 20,850.8
    Vietnam Dong (VND) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $975 helped Long to buy a greater variety and quantity of foods, such as powdered milk, snack foods and confections.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 23, 2013
May 21, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 19, 2014
This photo was used before for a previous loan for Long. It was first posted on Kiva on Jul, 2012. Learn More