Total loan: $725


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Caloocan City, NCR, Philippines / Retail

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A loan helped to pay for grocery items and products needed in her business.

Jocelyn's story

This is Jocelyn, 42, a resident of Caloocan City, Philippines. She is married to Rolando, her business partner, and mother to her child. Together with her husband, Jocelyn manages her household while operating her business. She operates a small convenience store and works hard to continually provide income for her family's everyday expenses. In the Philippines, a variety store is basically a small convenience store, which sells groceries, toiletries, and beverages piecemeal to the local neighborhood. It is the place to go to buy a sachet of shampoo, a small amount of cooking oil, or an egg. Jocelyn earns a profit by purchasing supplies at wholesale prices and selling them retail. Her regular customers are her neighbors and local community members and she earns a minimum of 500 PHP in daily sales. Jocelyn is requesting a 30,000 PHP loan to buy groceries, toiletries and beverages to expand her product inventory. She expects a boost in her business income with her loan. Jocelyn hopes to grow her business and dreams of improving her family's future with all of her hard work on her business. She faithfully meets up with her co-fellowship* members weekly to share stories of her work 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. Groups gather weekly to study the Word of God, build social capital, and pay microfinance loans.