A loan of $200 helped to pay for ingredients and products she needs for her business.

Rowena's story

Rowena, 41 and single is a resident of Quezon City, Philippines. She manages her own household while operating the business. At this time, she is working hard to continually provide income for her everyday expenses.

Rowena operates a food stall. In the Philippines, the whole working community and most families only eat home-cooked meals during evenings where all the family members are at home to partake 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 costs less than raw food. Her regular customers are her neighbors and the local community. She earns a minimum of PHP 600 in sales every day.

To help her continue the operation of her business, Rowena is requesting a PHP 8,000 loan. She will be utilizing the loan to buy products like meats, rice, vegetables, condiments and seasonings. She expects a boost in her business income as she expands her business.

Rowena dreams of being able to give all of her children a good and high quality education through all her hard work on her business. She also hopes to have her house renovated by the end of the year. 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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