Total loan: $325


Payatas-B, Commonwealth, Quezon City, NCR, Philippines / Retail

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A loan helped To pay for grocery items, toiletries and beverages needed in her business.

Violenda's story

This is Violenda, 56, resident of Payatas, Quezon City, Philippines. She is married to Felotio and they have children. She, together with her husband manages their household while operating the business. At this time, she is working hard to continually provide income for their everyday expenses. Violenda operates a variety store. In the Philippines, a variety store is basically a small convenience store, which retails groceries, toiletries and beverages piecemeal to the local neighborhood. It is the place to go to buy one sachet of shampoo, a Php5-worth of cooking oil, or an egg. She earns by getting supplies at wholesale prices and selling by the piece. Her store is located adjacent to her house. Her regular customers are her neighbors and the local community. She earns a minimum of Php 500 in sales every day. To help her continue operating her business, she is requesting a loan of PHP 14,000. She will use the loan to buy groceries, toiletries and beverages to expand her product inventory. Violenda hopes that her business will continue to grow and dreams of having a better living. She meets up with her co-fellowship* members to share stories of her work every week and 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.