A loan of $325 helped to buy additional stock for her variety store business.


Ma. Isabel's story

Isabel D. has been in the variety store business for six years. Married to Oscar D., they have six children. Four of them are already working, one is studying in college and one is in elementary school. Her husband works as a cook in a restaurant. She and her family are living in Caloocan City, Metro Manila.

Being a member of Center for Community Transformation* for the past two years, Isabel has already received six loans, with her latest loan amount being PHP 12,000, because of her good attendance at weekly fellowship meetings and her regular payment of dues. She wants to further expand her business this Christmas season by applying for a PHP 14,000 loan and using it as added capital to buy more stock like soft drinks, instant noodles, assorted snacks and other products for her variety store business.

She hopes that both her own and her husband’s hard work will someday pay off with a stable source of income from their expanding business, benefiting not only them but also their children as they each start families of their own.

* 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 Micro Finance loans.



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