A loan of $400 helped to pay for scrap materials needed in her business.

Nida's story

This is Nida, a 54-year-old mother and resident of Payatas, Philippines who is married to Romeo. She and her children manage their household while operating a business. At this time, she is working hard to continually provide income for their everyday expenses.

Nida operates a junk shop. Trash is not actively segregated in the Philippines, and while waiting for their local dump trucks, people scavenge garbage dumps and trash bags for recyclable materials like metal, copper, plastic, paper and other materials which they sell to junk shops for a small profit. Junk shops then stack, clean, and gather huge quantities of these materials and sell them back to foundries.

Nida also raises pigs in her compound. Her regular customers are her neighbors and the local community. She earns a minimum of Php 1000 in sales everyday.

To help her continue operations of her business, she is requesting a Php 16,000 loan to help buy scrap materials from collectors. She expects a boost in her business income as she expands her business.

Nida hopes to grow her business and dreams of being able to provide her children with a good and high-quality education through all of her hard work. 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 pay Micro Finance loans.

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