Xuyen is a 41-year-old woman with three daughters. She lives with her family in Ho Chi Minh City and makes money by selling soft drinks. For the past five years, she has run a soft drink stall to cover her family's daily living expenses and her children's education fees. The business is going smoothly and she would like a loan to buy many kinds of beverages to provide to her customers. She hopes this will increase her income, help her to improve her living conditions and allow her to set aside some savings.
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.