A loan of $300 helped to pay for raw ingredients needed in her business.


Leona's story

This is Leona, 47, a resident of Pasay City, Philippines. She is a mother to her two children. She manages their household while operating the business. At this time, she is working hard to continually provide income for her everyday expenses.

Leona sells 'kakanin'. 'Kakanin' is a Tagalog term for some snack foods made of rice and they are normally sweet. She sells 'suman' (sticky rice in a banana leaf) and 'puto' (steamed rice muffins). Her regular customers are her neighbors and the local community. She earns a minimum of Php 500 in sales every day.

To help her continue operations of her business, she is requesting a Php12,000 loan. She will be utilizing the loan to buy more quantities of products like meats, rice, vegetables, condiments and seasonings. She expects a boost in her business income as she expands her business.

Leona hopes to grow her business in the coming years and dreams to be 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 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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