Total loan: $1,100


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Naga City, Cebu, Central Visayas, Philippines / Food

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A loan helped to buy volume of dressed chicken, sacks of charcoal and additional ingredients for her chicken barbecue business.

Jocelyn's story

“Chicken inasal” or barbecue chicken is very famous in the Visayas region of the Philippines. Customers keep coming back again and again due to its savory taste and aroma. This maybe the reason why chicken inasal is one of the icon products of this region. Jocelyn, 48 years old, a resident of Naga City, Cebu chose the right business to venture into. She runs a chicken barbecue stand for almost twenty years. Her husband, Cresaldo, a laborer, helps her in her business whenever he has time. They have children to whom they want to dedicate all their efforts. The couple works hard to support their children’s education until its completion. It’s their aspiration to improve the quality of living for them. However, Jocelyn also struggles a lot especially when the income from her business becomes unstable. Due to proliferation of many barbecue stands in their area, the competition gets stiff. Jocelyn longs to run her business consistently to gain better and steady income. You might be a great help to her through PHP 50,000 loan that she will use to buy volume of dressed chicken, sacks of charcoal, and additional ingredients for her business. It will not just provide for their everyday needs but it will also boost her savings for her children’s future and education. Jocelyn meets with her co-fellowship* members every week to share stories of her life and business and to draw strength and inspiration from the fellowship and the Word of God. *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 microfinance loans.