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

Marilou's story

This is Marilou, 44, resident of Bacoor, Cavite, Philippines. She is married to Alfonso, an employee, and a mother to her children. She together with her husband manages their own household while operating the business. At this time, she is working hard to continually provide income for their everyday expenses.

Marilou operates a manufacturing business. She makes assorted handicraft home accessories that are mostly made of capiz shells. Her customers are neighbors in her community. She earns a minimum of PHP 3,500 in sales weekly.

To help her continue operations of her business, she is requesting a PHP 12,000 loan. She will be utilizing the loan to buy groceries, toiletries, and beverages to expand her product inventory. She expects a boost in her business income as she expands her business.

Marilou hopes to grow her business and dreams 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 her work every week and 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 repay Micro Finance loans.

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