Hien, 50, lives in a small house in Ho Chi Minh City with her family, including two daughters and her husband. She has run a general store from her house for 3 years. She sells milk, beverages, stationary, confections, and some household electrical goods. She intends to use her loan to buy many kinds of products to sell such as household and sanitation items. She hopes her business runs smoothly and will help her to improve her family's living conditions as well as save money for her children's education.
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.