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Le, a 54-year-old mother of two, lives with her family in Ho Chi Minh City. She and her husband earn a living selling hand-made bamboo products such as baskets, furnishings and ornaments, a business they began four years ago.

Le requires a loan to purchase larger quanities of bamboo supplies and related equipment and accessories to produce and sell a larger quantity of bamboo products. She hopes that her business runs smoothly and enables her to improve her family's income and living conditions.

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.

About Vietnam

  • $5,600
    Average annual income
  • 123
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    Vietnam Loans Fundraising
  • $16,231,400
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 20,550.0
    Vietnam Dong (VND) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $750 helped Le to purchase bamboo, accessories and equipment to make and sell hand-made furniture and ornaments.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 28, 2011
Jul 20, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 15, 2012