Lien is 40 years old and married. She has two children, and she lives with her family in a small house in Ho Chi Minh City. Her husband earns income, as a turner. Lien runs a business of making clothes, at her house. She started her business 23 years ago.
Lien intends to take a loan, in order to gradually expand her business by buying a sewing machine and materials. These purchases will help her to better satisfy the demands of her customers. She hopes that her business will run smoothly and that it 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.