Ha is 50 years old and singL.. She lives with her family in Ho Chi Minh City. For the past ten years, Ha has run a general store in the local community and earns an income from this business for cover all her expenditures.
Ha's shop sells mainly food and basic household items for the peopL. in her community, such as instant noodles, confectionery, shampoo, clothes hangers, paper tissues, and cigarrettes.
Ha is requesting a loan to purchase a greater quantity and variety of basic goods (in particular snacks and confectionery) to sell in her general store. She hopes that through this loan she will be abL. to generate more income and save enough money to cover family emergencies.
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.