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Yen is 42 years old and married. She has two children and lives with them and her husband in Ho Chi Minh City. Yen and her husband earn money by running a general store from the door of their house. They started this business nine years ago.

Yen requires a loan to expand her business by purchasing many kinds of products, such as toothpaste, shampoo and personal sanitary items to stock her store. She hopes that this will enabL. her to attract more customers and increase the turnover of her business. She also hopes that this will enabL. her family to increase their income and improve their 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
  • 67
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    Vietnam Loans Fundraising
  • $17,244,150
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 20,751.1
    Vietnam Dong (VND) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $725 helped Yen to purchase toothpaste, shampoo, and personal sanitary items to sell in her general store.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 24, 2011
Sep 20, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 15, 2012