A loan helped raw materials necessary for rug-making.

Remelina's story

Family ranks first in the life of Remelina U., 35. She reached college and uses all she learned from there and from the entrepreneurial training she receives as a community partner in CCT* to boost her business. She is married to Roy, the driver of a delivery truck. They have two children, who are both in elementary school. Their family came from the province of Bohol and now resides in Baseco, Manila.

Last year, Remelina saw a good business opportunity buying and selling ready-to-wear clothes. She then pushed through with this venture until today. Mainly, Remelina’s business is rug-making. She uses cheap raw materials to come up with nice rugs for sale. Aside from that, she also sells electronic load for mobile phones which is much in demand nowadays. With all these businesses Remelina earns around Php 10,000 per month.

Knowing that she’ll be needing more finances to help her grow her business, Remelina applies for a Php 21,000 loan. She will use this money to purchase raw materials necessary for rug-making. Also, part of the loan will go to the improvement of the family comfort room.

Financial needs such as medication for her ailing mother bother Remelina. But despite these struggles she knows she has to continue the operation of her business, since this will be one way which God will use to give them financial provision. Remelina is hopeful, knowing that soon she will be able to relocate the site of her store. More than anything, she desires to see her family grow closer to God and have a good life. She yearns to see her children surpass her and graduate from college.

As a CCT community partner, she faithfully attends the group's weekly fellowship* meeting where she can also draw strength and inspiration from the Word of God she received.

*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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