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Total loan: $350


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Bacoor, Cavite, Calabarzon, Philippines / Food

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A loan helped To pay for ingredients to cook "bagoong" (anchovies), and to pay for biscuits and fruits to sell.

Myrna's story

Myrna, who is 54, is a resident of Bacoor, Cavite, Philippines. Married to John Roger, a mason, she is a mother to her five children of whom four are already working while one is still in high school. She, together with her husband, manage their own household. She works hard to augment their income to meet their daily household expenses and the school needs of her child. Myrna makes and sells "bagoong" (anchovies), a condiment made of completely fermented fish or shrimps. Filipinos love to eat their simple dishes like their vegetable salad and saucy meat with "bagoong" to make it more flavourful. She is shown in her photo with her bottles of "bagoong" for sale. She also buys and sells fruits and biscuits for additional income. She sells them per order and on demand on special occasions and holidays. Her regular customers are her neighbours and the local community. She earns a minimum of PHP 500 in sales every day. To help her continue with her business, Myrna would like to apply for a loan of PHP 15,000 which she will use to buy tiny fish and shrimps to make "bagoong", and to buy some biscuits and fruits from a wholesaler, which she will sell at retail. She is positive for a good turnout to her business and is thanking God and you in advance for the financial help that will be extended to her. She is wishing everyone a Blessed New Year! Myrna aims to grow her business and dreams for a better life for her family. She wants her child to earn a college degree. She faithfully 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 pay Micro Finance loans.