A loan of $250 helped to pay for fabric, cloth, thread and other materials needed in her business.

Donata's story

This is Donata, 47, a resident of Tanza, Cavite, Philippines. She is married to Henry, a driver, and is a mother to their children. She, together with her husband, manages their own household while operating the business. At this time, she is working hard to continually provide income for their everyday expenses.

Donata operates a rug-making business. She mainly offers rugs, from those round palm-sized ones to the much larger doormats, and other crafts that most rug-makers come up with every day. As rugs are a major part of Filipino housekeeping and cleaning, rugs are one of the most common products that can be bought, sometimes even from a peddler while you are riding in a speeding jeepney down the highway. Donata's regular customers are her neighbors and the local community. She earns a minimum of PHP 500 in sales every day.

To help Donata continue operations of her business, she is requesting a PHP 10,000 loan. She will use the loan to buy more quantities of raw materials like fabric, thread and other materials for her business. She expects a boost in her business income as she expands her business.

Donata hopes to expand her business and have more products to sell. She dreams that her children will finish their studies. She meets up every week with her *co-fellowship members to share stories of her life and business and to also draw strength and inspiration from the Word of God she studies.

* All CCT community partners / clients are organized into fellowship groups that meet on a weekly basis. A fellowship group is composed of 15 to 30 community partners. The fellowship groups gather each week to study the Word of God, build social capital, and pay microfinance loans.

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