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Myrna

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Batasan, Quezon City, NCR, Philippines / Retail

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A loan helped to buy products to sell in her variety store, such as school supplies, canned goods, sacks of rice, and other grocery items.


Myrna's story

Myrna is 56 years old and a resident of Batasan, Philippines. She has owned a variety store business for 8 years and it has becomes one of her sources of income. A variety store is also known as a “sari-sari store” in the Philippines. It is a smaller version of a supermarket where customers can buy items cheaply because the products are sold by the piece, rather than by volume or by kilo. She enjoys earning money while being at home with her family.

Myrna is working hard to meet their day-to-day expenses with the help of her husband, Dionisio, who is a vendor. She’s proud to have a responsible husband. Myrna aims to invest in purchasing her own lot in Batasan Market for the business, and she wants to add more products to sell in her variety store, such as school supplies, canned goods, sacks of rice, and other grocery items. For these reasons, she has applied for a PHP 15,000 loan from the Center for Community Transformation (CCT).

Although there are times when she worries about where to get supplementary capital, she believes that the approval of her loan request by CCT will be the start of overflowing blessings.

Despite being busy managing the business, Myrna spends time attending CCT group fellowship meetings. Groups consist of 10 to 15 individuals. The members meet to gain strength spiritually, hear testimonies from other CCT partners, listen to and study the Word of God, build social relationship with other partners, and pay microfinance loans.