A loan of $1,175 helped to buy more groceries to sell to her customers.

Geraldine's story

Geraldine is 32 years old and lives in Manila, the Philippines. She is married to Enrique, a vendor, and the mother of two children. She earns a living by operating a variety store where she sells convenience items such as groceries, toiletries and beverages to people who live in her neighborhood. She buys her supplies wholesale and sells retail. She also sell cooked foods as a way to earn additional income. Her store is next to her house. She earns a minimum of 500 Philippine Pesos (PHP) in sales every day.

To help her continue operating her business, she is requesting a PHP 50,000 loan to buy more groceries, toiletries and beverages to sell. She expects a boost in her income as she expands her business. Geraldine faithfully meets up with her co-fellowship* members to share stories of her work every week and draw strength and inspiration from her religion.

*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 gather each week to study religion, build social capital, and repay micro-finance loans.

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