A loan of $300 helped to pay for additional stock of meat needed in her business.

Leona's story

This is Leona, 44, resident of Manila, Philippines. She is married to Demetrio, a driver, and a mother to her children. She and her husband manage their household while operating their business. At this time, she is working hard to continually provide income for her everyday expenses.

Leona operates a meat stall. They buy meat from suppliers that deliver meat to market stalls. Her products are pork, beef meat and processed meat products. There are many patrons who prefer her products since they are assured of freshness and cleanliness. Her regular customers are her neighbors and the local community. She earns a minimum of 1,000 Philippine pesos (PHP) in sales every day.

To help her continue the operations of her business, she is requesting a 12,000 PHP loan. She will be using the loan to buy additional supplies of pork and beef meat needed in her business. She expects a boost in her business income as she expands her business.

Leona hopes that her business will continue to be successful, just as she fervently hopes that her children will be able to graduate one day and be finished with their studies. She faithfully meets up with her co-fellowship members to share stories of her work every week. This is 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 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 microfinance loans.

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