Total loan: $1,150


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Intramuros, Manila City, NCR, Philippines / Retail

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A loan helped to buy additional groceries, beverages, and toiletries she needs to keep her profit from her store growing.

Retchie's story

From Manila, Retchie has been an active member of CCT for years now, and she was able to acquire several loans to make a good profit from her business. At the age of 33, she is helping her husband to provide for their daily needs. She was inspired to improve their lives because she wants to give her children the best for their future. She works hard each day, and she is pretty sure enough that she is closer to reaching her goals.

Retchie owns a variety store. She believes that business is her steppingstone for making her dreams come to reality. She knows how important it is for her neighbors and daily consumers to have a nearby store where they can buy a sachet of shampoo, a bar of soap, a PHP 5-worth of cooking oil, an egg, toothpaste, or even ice tube. She gets her products from a wholesaler at a lower price, and then she sells them per piece for a higher price to have a profit.

She desires to manage a bigger store someday, so she is requesting a PHP 50,000 loan, which she will use to buy additional groceries, toiletries, and beverages to expand her product inventory. She is positive that she will become a successful businesswoman in the future, and she looks forward to seeing her children finish their studies through all her hard work and perseverance.

Retchie meets up every week with her co-fellowship* members to share stories of her life and business and to also draw strength and inspiration from the fellowship and 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 microfinance loans.