Mai, 45, lives in a small house in Ho Chi Minh City with her family, including two children and her husband. Her husband is a driver for hire. Mai earns money through her business producing traditional turbans for brides and grooms. She started this business over 14 years ago. She would like to get a loan to buy a larger stock of material to make turbans and increase her production to meet her customers' needs. She also hopes her business will ensure that her family members, and especially her 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.