Thanh is a 53-year-old married woman. She lives with her two children and husband in Ho Chi Minh City. Her husband earns money as a security guard for a company. For 10 years, she has run a general store selling basic products to people in her community.
Thanh would like a loan to purchase a stock of basic consumer products and drinking water containers to sell from her store. She hopes this will enable her to better meet the needs of her customers and to attract additional customers.
She also hopes that with her loan she will be able to increase her income and save money for any future difficulties facing her family.
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.