Total loan: $1,275


Bacolod City, Negros Occidental, Western Visayas, Philippines / Services

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A loan helped to buy two additional units of computer, more supplies for her store, and to pay for the maintenance of her jeepney.

Imelda's story

Internet cafés are beneficial to most Filipinos who cannot afford a monthly Internet subscription. They can pay for one hour of Internet rental for an average fee of PHP 15 and they can still connect with their social network. Imelda, 44, knows this need; that’s why she decided to put up an Internet café adjacent to her variety store located in Bacolod City, Negros Occidental. She can help those students who need to research their school assignments, those families with members abroad who long to see each other through Skype, and also those bored individuals who want to play online games. She is shooting two birds with one stone, because she sells commodities while watching over her Internet café.

Imelda also owns a passenger jeepney that she rents out to her neighbor driver. Her husband Rogelio is a regular company driver, and they do everything they can to support the needs of their children in college.

There are times when Imelda’s Internet café has few users. But during peak hours, customers line up to wait for their turn. This is why Imelda wants to buy two additional units of computer to meet the needs of Internet users during peak hours. She is requesting your help in the amount of PHP 60,000 for this purpose. She will also use part of the loan to procure more supplies for her store and to pay for the maintenance of her jeepney. She is doing all these efforts to give her children a brighter future.

She is a compliant member of CCT Credit Cooperative and meets with her co-fellowship* members every week to inspire and strengthen each other through the Word of God. *All CCT community partners or 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.