Hiep, 46, lives in a small house in Ho Chi Minh City with his family, including three children and his wife. His wife is a worker for a local factory. Hiep earns money through his business of making stainless steel household products. He would like to get a loan to buy a larger stock of raw materials to increase his production in order to meet his customers' needs. He also hopes his business will ensure that his family members, and especially his children, will have a better education and a better future.
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.