Thanh, 37, is married with two children, a son and a daughter. He and his wife support their family with a general store that sells beer, soft drinks and other household items to people in his community.
Thanh is requesting a loan to expand his business by purchasing a greater variety of products to sell, in particular food and beverages, to better satisfy his customers. He hopes his business runs smoothly and will help him to improve their 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.