A loan of $975 helped to pay for additional stocks of merchandise needed in her business.


Maricel's story

This is Maricel, 36, a resident of Manila, Philippines. She is married to Jesus, and a mother to her six children. She manages her household while operating the business. At this time, she is working hard to continually provide income for their everyday expenses. Maricel operates a buy and sell business. What she basically does is buy general merchandise from wholesalers, then sells them with a little profit. Her products are men's and women’s clothes and other products of the like. Customers are attracted to buy due to the low selling prices and the many options she offers. Her regular customers are her neighbors and the local community. She earns a minimum of 300 Philippine Pesos (PHP) in sales every day. To help her continue operations of her business, she is requesting a 40,000 PHP loan. She will be utilizing the loan to buy RTW products and merchandise items to expand her product inventory. She expects a boost in her business income as she expands her business. Maricel hopes to be able to expand 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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