A loan of $1,225 helped to buy more clothing to sell to her customers.

Elisa's story

Elisa is 35 years old and lives in Taguig, the Philippines. Her husband is a vendor, and they have three children. She earns a living by buying and selling clothing, and gets her inventory from wholesalers and sells it on a retail basis to both men and women. Her customers like her low prices and wide inventory. Most of the people who buy her clothing are her neighbors, and she earns a minimum of PHP 300 in sales every day.

To continue operating her business, she is requesting a loan for PHP 50,000. She will use the loan to buy more items to sell to her customers and to expand her inventory. By boosting her business, she expects this loan to increase her income. In coming years, she hopes to expand her business and draw her family closer to God. She faithfully meets up with her co-fellowship* members to share stories of her work every week and draw strength and inspiration from her religion.

*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 people who gather weekly to study religion, build social capital, and repay microfinance loans.

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