Long, 29, lives in a small house in Ho Chi Minh City with his family, including one son and his wife. Long and his wife earn money through their business selling Vietnamese music and musical equipment. He started this business nine years ago. He would like to get a loan to buy a larger stock of Vietnamese music and musical equipment to meet his customers' needs. He hopes his business will ensure that his family members, and especially his child, 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.