Total loan: $925


Taguig City, NCR, Philippines / Retail

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A loan helped to pay for additional stocks of slippers and sandals needed in her business.

Martina's story

Martina, a 52-year-old resident of Taguig City, Philippines, is married to Domingo, a salesman, and they have one child. She, together with her husband, manages their household while operating her retail business. At this time, she is working hard to continually provide income for their everyday expenses.

Martina operates a buy-and-sell business, purchasing general merchandise from wholesalers, then selling it for a small profit. Her products are footwear, sandals and other such products. Attracted to buy due to her low selling prices and the many choices she offers, Martina's regular customers are her neighbors and the local community. She earns a minimum of 1000 Philippine Pesos (PHP) in sales everyday.

To help her continue operation of her business, Martina is requesting a Php40,000 loan to buy more quantities and varieties of sandals and slippers to expand her product inventory. She expects a boost in her income as she expands her business.

Martina dreams of having a permanent store in the future and hopes to give her child a good and high quality education through all her hard work. She faithfully meets up with her co-fellowship members to share stories of her work every week and 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 Micro Finance loans.