Ap, a 33-year-old married mother of two children, lives with her family in Ho Chi Minh City. She and her husband have been running a store selling soft drinks, fruit juice and coffee for five years. Ap started this business to cover her expenses and to generate income to raise her children.
Ap is requesting a loan to expand her business by buying more beverages and coffee to stock her store. She hopes that this will enable her to attract more customers and increase her turnover. She hopes that through the loan she will be able to expand her business activities and reinvest in her enterprise.
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.