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A loan of $725 helped to buy fruit to sell.


Yolanda's story

This is Yolanda, who is 46 and a resident of Silang, Cavite, Philippines. She is married to Eladio, a worker, and is the mother of four children. Together with her husband and children, Yolanda manages the household while operating her business. She works hard to continually provide income for her family’s everyday expenses and her children’s studies. Yolanda operates a fruit stand. She buys seasonal fruits that are native to the Philippines such as bananas, which are grown mostly in the south region of Luzon. She also sells papaya and other Filipino fruit staples. Her regular customers are her neighbors and the local community and she earns a minimum of 1,000 PHP in sales every day.

Yolanda is requesting a 30,000 PHP loan to help continue to operate her business. She will use her loan to buy more quantities of fruit to expand her product inventory. She expects a boost in her business income as she expands her business. Yolanda dreams of being able to give her all her children a good, high quality education through all her hard work on her business. Every week, she faithfully meets up with her co-fellowship members to share stories of her work and draw strength and inspiration from her studies of the Word of God.


* All CCT community partners and clients are organized into fellowship groups that meet on a weekly basis. A fellowship group is composed of 15 to 30 community partners. Fellowship groups gather each week to study the Word of God, build social capital, and pay microfinance loans.



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