Total loan: $425


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Las Pinas City, NCR, Philippines / Food

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A loan helped to pay for fish balls, duck eggs, squidballs, cooking oil, utensils and equipment to cook and sell street food.

Leticia's story

This is Leticia, aged 54, a resident of Las Pinas City, Philippines. She is now a happy and doting grandma. A unique Filipino culture is a close-knit family. Even after children are married they still stay connected and close to their parents until they are financially able to stand on their own.

Leticia is into the street food business. She makes and sells popular street food such as fried squidballs, fishballs, and kikiam, a type of processed chicken and pork, served on a stick with a variety of dipping sauces. She also cooks and sells "kwek-kwek" (smaller quail eggs) and "tokneneng" (larger chicken eggs). These hard-boiled eggs are dipped in orange coloured flour batter and deep fried then served with sweet and sour sauce. Filipinos loved to eat them for snacks. She stations her cart in a populated area. Aside from this she also has a tricycle and small variety store to augment her income. She is humbly seeking your help in the amount of PHP 20,000 to pay for fish balls, squid balls, quail eggs, chicken eggs, flour, cooking oil etc. to make her street food.

Leticia works hard to assist her grandchildren in their schooling and help them reach College. She hopes to buy a big cart for her food business. She faithfully meets up with her co-fellowship* members to share stories of her work every week and 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 repay Micro Finance loans.