Total loan: $300


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GMA, Cavite, Calabarzon, Philippines / Arts

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Lita's story

This is Lita Mansojueto, 35, resident of GMA, Cavite City, Philippines. She is married to Amado, an overseas Filipino worker, and mother of two toddlers. She works hard so as to be able to educate both her children all the way through college. It is a dream for most Filipino parents like Lita as she is a high school graduate and believes that a college diploma is the best inheritance parents could leave their children. Lita operates a rug-making business. She mainly offers rugs, from round palm-sized ones, to the much larger doormats, braided quilts, and bed sheets. As rugs are a major part of Filipino housekeeping and cleaning, they 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! Lita earns a minimum of Php200 in sales every day. To help her continue operating her business, Lita is requesting a Php12,000 loan to buy more raw materials like fabric, thread and newspapers for patterns. She expects a boost in her income as she expands her business. She faithfully meets with her co-fellowship* members to share stories of her work every week. *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 to study the Word of God, build social capital, and pay microfinance loans.