Total loan: $550


Silang, Cavite, Calabarzon, Philippines / Food

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A loan helped to pay for the ingredients to make the bean curd pudding she sells.

Carol's story

Carol is grateful that she was repeatedly granted loans to assist her food stall business. Those loans have certainly helped sustain and grow her livelihood. She puts her best efforts into cooking and selling bean curd pudding to make ends meet for her family.

Carol trusts that she can again access a Php 25,000 loan which she will use to buy more bean curd to make her "taho" (soy pudding ). Taho is made of fresh silken tofu, brown sugar syrup and tapioca pearls. It is sold on foot: Carol carries two aluminum buckets of it balanced on her shoulders.

Filipinos are now more health conscious so "taho" has become a favorite snack, not only for its yummy taste but for all the health benefits it offers. As soon as you hear the vendor yelling, “taahooooooo!”, you’ll see people come out of their houses to buy the delicacy. Carol's earnings will surely help cover their needs and fund her children's schooling.

Carol dreams that her business will flourish and her children will to pursue College. She faithfully meets up with her co-fellowship* members to share stories of her work every week 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. The fellowship groups gather each week to study the Word of God, build social capital and repay Micro Finance loans.