A loan of $225 helped additional inventory for her little store.

Elena's story

Elena J., age 40, and her husband Arsenio have two children in high school and work hard to cover daily expenses and schooling costs. For the past ten years, Elena has owned and run her own sari-sari store (general store) and vegetable stand.

Elena has requested a PHP 10,000 loan to purchase additional inventory for her store, including soft drinks and snacks. The loan helps her buy in bulk so she can save money on transportation. She hopes additional inventory will help her attract more customers and eventually expand her business.

Elena has been a member of the Center for Community Transformation (CCT) for several loan cycles and has consistently attended weekly fellowship meetings.* She hopes that earnings from her business will continue to provide for her children's schooling.

* 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.

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