A loan of $425 helped to purchase an additional computer for her Internet services business.

Elsa's story

Elsa J., 53, lost her dear partner in life, but now lives for her one child, who is in college. Elsa and her child currently stay in Caloocan City, Philippines. With all heart and strength, Elsa strives to make sure she gives her child a good life.

Elsa manages a computer shop, which is up and growing a year after it was started. Elsa offers Internet access to people in her community, particularly to the young generation who use the Web for educational purposes as well as for entertainment. Adults also gain needed Internet access, thanks to Elsa's business, which earns PHP 400 on an average day.

Elsa plans to add one more computer to her store in order to accommodate more customers, so she would like to apply to CCT* for a PHP 18000 loan. Her ultimate goal for her business is to increase the number of her computers and expand the business.

At present, Elsa battles the lack of sleep brought by having to supervise the computer shop from early morning to late at night. But if her goal of attaining a happy, abundant life with her only child is to be kept in mind, Elsa is sure to win the battle and live life to its fullest.

*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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