A loan of $450 helped to buy more quantities of products like groceries, toiletries and beverages to expand her inventory.


Mary Ann's story

This is Mary Ann M., a single young woman who, through her business, supports her family and their needs. She manages to look after her variety store and her electronic cellular phone loading station. These businesses enable her to continually provide income to her family.

Mary Ann operates a variety store and a loading station. In the Philippines, a variety store is basically a small convenience store, which retails groceries, toiletries and beverages piecemeal to the local neighborhood. It is the place to go for to buy one sachet of shampoo, a Php5-worth of cooking oil, or an egg. She earns by getting supplies in wholesale price and selling in piece rate. Her store is located adjacent to her house. Her regular customers are her neighbors and the local community. She earns a minimum of Php200 in sales every day.

To help her continue operations of her business, she is requesting a Php19, 000 loan. She will be utilizing the loan to buy more quantities of products like groceries, toiletries and beverages to expand her product inventory. She expects a boost in her business income as she expands her business.

Mary Ann hopes to be able to live a happy and abundant life, with all of her work with the 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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