A loan of $475 helped to pay for grocery items and other products needed in her business.

Ma. Nena's story

This is Ma. Nena, 55, who is a resident of Caloocan, Philippines. She is married to Edgardo and has children. She and her husband manage their own household while operating the business. At this time, she is working hard to continually provide income for their everyday expenses.

Ma. Nena operates a variety store. In the Philippines, a variety store is basically a small convenience store, which retails groceries, toiletries and beverages piecemeal to the local neighborhood. It is the place to go to buy one sachet of shampoo, a small amount of cooking oil, or an egg. She earns money by getting supplies at wholesale prices and selling by the piece. Her regular customers are her neighbors and the local community. She earns a minimum of Php500 in sales every day.

To help her continue operation of her business, she is requesting a Php20,000 loan. She will be utilizing the loan to buy groceries, toiletries, and beverages to expand her product inventory. She expects a boost in her income as she expands her business.

Ma. Nena hopes to grow her business and dreams to give her family a good future through all her hard work. She faithfully meets up with her co-fellowship* members to share stories of her work every week and where she can also draw strength and inspiration from the Word of God that 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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