A loan of $525 helped to purchase grocery items and other products for her store.

Juanita's story

Juanita is 58 years old and single. She is a resident of Quezon City, Philippines. She owns a variety store where she sells groceries such as canned goods, condiments, milk, sugar, and primary commodities that are needed in every household. She enjoys running her store that provides for her daily needs and expenses.

Juanita earns money by getting supplies at wholesale prices and selling by the piece. She is also involved in the direct selling business and rug making. These businesses allow her to have additional income.

Juanita's store is located adjacent to her house. Her regular customers are her neighbors and the local community. She earns a minimum of 500 PHP in sales every day.

Juanita is requesting a loan for 22,000 PHP, which she will use to buy more groceries and other products that will accommodate the demands of her customers. More items displayed at the store helps her to attract more customers and increase her profits, which will help her save money for her future.

Juanita hopes that her business will grow and become more successful. She dreams of having her own bakery that will enable her to extend help to her family who are in need. She is active in attending the weekly fellowship* as the words from the Bible inspires her to be stronger and also allows her to grow more spiritually.

* 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 Bible, build social capital, and pay microfinance loans.

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