A loan of $550 helped to buy more quantities of products like meats, rice, vegetables, condiments and seasonings.

Nena's story

This is Nena P., 32, resident of Commonwealth, Quezon City, Philippines. She is married to Angel P., and mother of three children, two of whom are enrolled in elementary while the oldest child is in high school. By the grace of God, Nena has managed to support her older child's schooling up to high school level. At this time, she is working hard to be able to send them all the way through college. A dream for most Filipino parents like Juanita, as she herself has been a college undergraduate, and believes that a college diploma is the best inheritance parents could leave to their children.

Nena operates a food stall. In the Philippines, the whole working community and most of the families only eat home-cooked meals during evenings where all of the family members are at home to take part of the meal. This is not only a usual family tradition, but a matter of convenience and frugal living. It is considered a waste of money and time to spend cooking gas and food for one to two persons, when buying cooked rice and viands cost less than raw food. Her regular customers are her neighbors and the local community. She earns a minimum of Php300 in sales every day.

To help her continue operations of her business, she is requesting a Php24,000 loan. She will be utilizing the loan to buy more quantities of products like meats, rice, vegetables, condiments and seasonings. She expects a boost in her business income as she expands her business.

Nena dreams of being able to give her all her children a good and high quality education through all her hard work on her business. She faithfully meets up with her co-fellowship members to share stories of her work every week.

* 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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