Total loan: $775


Dasmarinas, Cavite, Calabarzon, Philippines / Retail

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A loan helped pay for packaged food items, and laundry and toiletry products to sell.

Jinky's story

This is Jinky, aged 35, married to Angelo, her business partner. The couple has four children. One is already in College, one is a High School student, one is in Elementary, and the youngest is not yet of school age. She is thankful that she learned of KIVA and CCT, whose common mission is to uplift the lives of the less privileged.

Her 12-year-old "sari-sari" store (Tagalog word meaning variety), is a neighborhood retail shop provides their major source of income to support the daily and school needs of her children. She buys packaged food items, beverages, and toiletries from wholesalers and malls, and then sells them at retail price. To grow her business, she is hoping to avail a loan to pay for more food items such as canned goods, instant noodles, biscuits, bread, eggs, etc. to sell at her small store.

Jinky aims to turn her humble store into a big grocery store to attract more customers. She prays for good health and for God to bless them abundantly. She faithfully meets up with her co-fellowship* members to share stories of her work every week, and it is there where she can 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.