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Trang, a 26-year-old mother of one son, lives with her family in Ho Chi Minh City. Her husband earns a living working as a driver for hire. She supports her family by making bathing scrubs, a business she began four years ago. Trang requires a loan to purchase larger quantities of net materials and related equipment, to produce and sell a larger quantity of products. She hopes that her business runs smoothly and enables her to improve her family's income and 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
  • 55
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    Vietnam Loans Fundraising
  • $17,244,150
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 21,075.0
    Vietnam Dong (VND) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $725 helped Trang to purchase net materials and related equipment to produce and sell bathing scrubs products.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 5, 2014
Mar 20, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 17, 2015