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Khen, 53 years old, is married and has four children, three sons and one daughter. She and her husband support their family through the income they earn by making lanterns. They have begun this business thirteen years ago. They live in Ho Chi Minh City.

Khen intends to take a loan to increase her working capital, buying materials such as floral glazed papers and bamboo. The additional materials will enable her to increase her production of lanterns for sale. She hopes her business will run smoothly and will help her to improve her family's 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
  • 57
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    Vietnam Loans Fundraising
  • $17,244,150
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 20,903.0
    Vietnam Dong (VND) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $975 helped Khen to buy materials to make more lanterns, like floral glazed papers and bamboo.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 3, 2013
Apr 20, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 19, 2014