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Yen, 51, is married and has two daughters. She earns a living to support her family by sewing clothes. Her husband works as a security guard. They live in Ho Chi Minh City.

Yen started her business making clothing twenty years ago. She would like to take a loan to expand the business. With the loan she intends to increase her working capital by buying good materials that will enable her to make better-quality clothes for her customers. She hopes that this will generate more income and that she can save for her children's education.

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
  • 126
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    Vietnam Loans Fundraising
  • $16,231,400
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 21,000.0
    Vietnam Dong (VND) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Yen to buy good materials that will enable her to make better quality clothes for her customers.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 4, 2012
Jan 13, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 15, 2012