Total loan: $1,100
Silang, Cavite, Calabarzon, Philippines / Entertainment
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A loan helped To pay for a tent, "videoke" machine and other party needs.
Julieta, aged 40, is a resident of Silang, Cavite City, Philippines. She has two elementary-school-aged children with her partner named Victor who has a school service for kids in their neighborhood. The couple help each other raise their children and provide for their daily needs. Julieta has operated a party-needs store for almost eight years already. Her income from this business has helped cover their daily sustenance and the school needs of her children. Most Filipinos hold family and friends gatherings and special occasions at their homes or clubhouses. It is more economical than holding parties at restaurants. Her regular customers are her neighbors, relatives and the local community. To help her continue and improve her services she is requesting a PHP 50,000 loan to buy a tent, a "videoke" machine and other party needs like a table and balloons. Although most Filipinos live simple lives, special occasions like birthdays, wedding anniversaries, high school and college graduations, and family and school reunions are held close to their hearts. They will save as much as they can to celebrate these important events and milestones in their lives. Julieta aims to acquire her own vehicle to transport tables, chairs and a music machine to her customers. She wants her children to earn a college degree to allow them better opportunities in life. 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 repay microfinance loans.