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Lan is 43 and singL.. She lives with her family in Ho Chi Minh City.

Lan has been earning a living by operating a general store from the door of her house for the past ten years. She sells a variety of basic goods, such as sugar, confectioneries, beverages, milk and basic household necessities.

Lan would like to borrow money to expand her business by buying more products in bulk. She hopes that this will enabL. her to increase her income and improve her family's 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
  • 62
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    Vietnam Loans Fundraising
  • $17,244,150
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 20,780.0
    Vietnam Dong (VND) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $725 helped Lan to buy more general goods and basic household necessities to sell in her general store.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 28, 2011
Aug 15, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 15, 2012