A loan of $700 helped to buy bags, stuffed toys, and other items to sell.

Sapia's story

This is Sapia, who is 25, single, and a resident of Tanza, Cavite, Philippines. She manages her own household while operating her general retail business. Sapia buys general merchandise from wholesalers and then sells it for a little profit. She sells bags, stuffed toys, and other similar products. She works hard to provide income for her everyday expenses. Sapia's customers are attracted to her merchandise because of her low prices and variety. Her regular customers are local community members and passersby and she earns a minimum of 700 PHP in sales every day.

Sapia is requesting a 30,000 PHP loan to help continue to operate her business. She will purchase additional bags and stuffed toys to expand her product inventory. Sapia expects a boost in her business income as she expands her business. In the coming years, she hopes to be able to expand her business. Sapia faithfully meets up with her co-fellowship* members each week to share stories of her work and draw strength and inspiration from studying the Word of God.

* All CCT community partners and 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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