Van is a 45-year-old married woman. She lives with her two children and husband in Ho Chi Minh City. She and her husband earn money through working as tailors. They serve people in their community. They started this business eighteen years ago.
Van would like a loan to purchase a larger quantity of thread and sewing materials. She hopes this will enable her to better meet the needs of her customers and attract additional customers.
She also hopes that through her loan she will be able to increase her income and save money for any future difficulties facing her family.
EMI made its first loan of the new year in September 2013 of $50.