A loan of $250 helped to pay for additional stocks of mineral water needed in her business.

Narcisa's story

This is Narcisa. She is 56 years old and a resident of Tanza, Cavite, Philippines. She is married to Efren, a construction worker, and they have a child. She, together with her husband, manages her household while operating her business. At this time, she is working hard to provide income for her everyday expenses.

Narcisa is a mineral water distributor. What she does is buy mineral water from wholesalers and resells it to her customers in five gallon containers for a profit. She also earns additional income by selling snacks in their area. Her regular customers are her neighbors and the local community. She earns a minimum of PHP 300 in sales every day.

To help her continue operations of her business, she is requesting a PHP 10,000 loan. She will use the loan to buy additional stocks of mineral water. She expects a boost in her business income as she expands her business.

Narcisa dreams of being able to give her family a good future through all her hard work. She also hopes to have a mini store someday. She faithfully meets with her co-fellowship members* every week to share stories of her work and to draw strength and inspiration from the Word of God, which she studies.

* 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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