A loan of $300 helped to pay for additional stocks of products needed in her business.


Almira's story

This is Almira, a 36-year-old resident of Pasay City, Philippines, the mother of three children and wife to Elvin, a driver. Along with her husband, she manages their household while operating a business. At this time, she is working hard to continually provide income for their everyday expenses.

Almira operates a retailing business selling garlic, onions, peanuts, etc. purchased from wholesalers. Customers are attracted to buy due to her low selling prices and the many choices she offers. Her regular customers are her neighbors and the local community, and she earns a minimum of Php 300 in sales every day.

To help her continue operations of her business, she is requesting a Php 12,000 loan to buy more quantities and varieties of products to expand her inventory. She expects a boost in her income as she expands her business.

Almira hopes to expand her store and help her children through all of her hard work on her business. She faithfully meets up with her co-fellowship members to share stories of her work every week and draw strength and inspiration from the Word of God 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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