A loan of $300 helped to pay for grocery items and products needed in her business.


Ana's story

Ana, 54, is a resident of Bacoor, Cavite, Philippines. She is married to Edgar, her business partner, and they have three children. With her husband, she manages their household while operating the business. At this time, she is working hard to continually provide income for their everyday expenses. Ana operates a variety store. In the Philippines, a variety store is basically a small convenience store that sells groceries, toiletries and beverages piecemeal to the local neighborhood. It is the place to go to buy one sachet of shampoo, a small amount of cooking oil, or an egg. Ana earns a profit by getting supplies at wholesale prices and selling them individually. Her store is located adjacent to her house. Her regular customers are her neighbors and the local community. She earns a minimum of 500 Philippine pesos (PHP) in sales every day. To help her continue operating her business, she is requesting a 12,000 PHP loan. She will use the loan to buy groceries, toiletries, beverages and other products to add to her inventory. She expects a boost in her business income as she expands her business. Ana hopes to expand her business soon, just as she dreams of being able to give her family a good future through all 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 repay microfinance loans.



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