A loan of $600 helped to buy groceries, toiletries, and beverages.


Noime's story

This is Noime, 41, a resident of Manila, Philippines. Her husband is Rufo, a businessman, Together with her husband, Noime manages their household while operating her business. She works hard to provide income to cover her everyday expenses. Noime operates a variety store. In the Philippines, a variety store is basically a small convenience store, which sells groceries, toiletries, and beverages. It is the place to go to buy a sachet of shampoo, a small amount of cooking oil, or an egg. Noime makes money by buying supplies at wholesale prices and selling retail. Her store is located adjacent to her house and her regular customers are neighbors and the local community. Noime earns a minimum of 1,000 PHP every day. Noime is requesting a 25,000 PHP loan to help continue operating her business and buy groceries, toiletries, and beverages to expand her product inventory. She expects a boost in her income as she expands. Noime hopes to acquire a store in a commercial area and she dreams of giving her family a good future with all of her hard work on her business. She faithfully meets up weekly with her co-fellowship* members to share stories about her work and draw strength and inspiration from studying the Word of God. * 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 who meet to study the Word of God, build social capital, and repay microfinance loans.



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