A loan of $1,425 helped to pay for more fabric, needles, and other materials needed in her business.


Merlyn's story

This is Merlyn, 42 years old and resident of Manila, Philippines. She is married to Freddie and a mother to her children. She, together with her husband, manages their household while operating the business. At this time, she is working hard to continually provide income for her everyday expenses. Merlyn operates a tailoring business. She mainly offers curtains, bed sheets, blankets, and other home trapping. Seasonal demands for clothing like uniforms and such are available all year round. She also does repairs and alterations. 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 PHP 50,000 loan. She will be using the loan to buy more quantities of raw materials, like fabric, thread, and other items needed in her business. She also want to get a new sewing machine. She expects a boost in her business income as she expands her business. Merlyn hopes her business grows and dreams of being able to give her family a good future through all her hard work on her business. She faithfully meets up with her co-fellowship* members to share stories of their work every week. It 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 Micro Finance loans.



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