Lien is 45 years old and is married with one son and one daughter. She and her husband have been running a shop selling gas tanks for 12 years. They live in Ho Chi Minh City.
Lien is requesting a new loan to buy more gas tanks to restock her store. She hopes that a loan will assist her in increasing the size of her business, attract new customers, and increase her sales. She also hopes that through the loan she can increase her income and improve her family's living conditions.
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.