A loan of $250 helped to pay for grocery items and products needed in her business.

Victoria's story

This is Victoria, 55, a resident of Dasmarinas, Cavite, Philippines. Her husband, Leonardo, is her business partner. They manage their household while operating the business. At this time, she is working hard to provide income for her everyday expenses.

Victoria operates a variety store, which is a small convenience store that sells groceries, toiletries and beverages to the neighborhood. People can buy one sachet of shampoo, a Php5-worth of cooking oil, or an egg. Victoria earns by getting supplies at wholesale prices and selling by the piece. Her store is next to her house. Her regular customers are her neighbors and the local community. She earns a minimum of Php500 in sales every day.

To help her continue her business, she is requesting a Php 10,000 loan. She will use it to buy groceries, toiletries and beverages to expand her product inventory. She expects a boost in her business income as she expands her business.

Victoria hopes her business will grow in the coming years and dreams of giving her child a good future and high-quality education through her hard work. She meets with her co-fellowship* members to share stories of her work every week and to 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 repay micro-finance loans.

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