A loan of $1,175 helped to pay for additional stock of RTW (a clothing brand) and other merchandise needed in her business.


Salvacion's story

This is Salvacion, 49, a resident of Manila, Philippines. She is married to Vilardo, a vendor, and is a mother to their three children. She, together with her husband, manages their own household while operating the business. At this time, she is working hard to continually provide income for their everyday expenses. Salvacion operates a buy and sell business. What she basically does is buy general merchandise from wholesalers and sell them with a little profit. Her products are children’s clothes, RTW (a clothing brand), and other similar products. Customers are attracted to buy due to the low selling prices and the many options she offers. Her regular customers are her neighbors and the local community. She earns a minimum of 900 Philippine Pesos (PHP) in sales every day. To help her continue operations of her business, she is requesting a PHP 50,000 loan. She will be utilizing the loan to buy RTW products and merchandise items to expand her product inventory. She expects a boost in her business income as she expands her business. Salvacion hopes to be able to expand her business in the coming years and dreams of being able to give her children a good and high quality education 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 where she can also draw strength and inspiration from the Word of God she studies. * All CCT community partners/clients are organized into fellowship groups who 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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