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Le's Group
In this Group: Le, Hang, Hoang, Cuc, Trang*, Tam, Tham
* not pictured
Le is 63 years old and lives with her daughters and her husband. Her husband works as a security guard in a local factory. Le has worked as a manual worker in a factory for eight years.

She is the group leader of a seven-member loan group that lives in Ho Chi Minh City. In the picture, she is wearing an orange blouse. Each of the other group members are requesting loans to fund income-generating activities. Le is requesting a loan to pay her daughters' school fees. The school fees are a large expenditure item, and a loan will make it easier for Le to afford to send her daughters to school. She hopes her daughters will be able to complete their schooling and will be able to find good jobs in the future.

Additional Information

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.

This is a Group Loan

In a group loan, each member of the group receives an individual loan but is part of a larger group of individuals. The group is there to provide support to the members and to provide a system of peer pressure, but groups may or may not be formally bound by a group guarantee. In cases where there is a group guarantee, members of the group are responsible for paying back the loans of their fellow group members in the case of delinquency or default.

Kiva's Field Partners typically feature one borrower from a group. The loan description, sector, and other attributes for a group loan profile are determined by the featured borrower's loan. The other members of the group are not required to use their loans for the same purpose.

About Vietnam

  • $725
    Average annual income
  • 27
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    Vietnam Loans Fundraising
  • $12,569,150
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 21,080.0
    Vietnam Dong (VND) = $1 USD