A loan of $600 helped to pay for coconut meat needed in her business.


Nena's story

This is Nena, 45, who is a resident of Taguig, Philippines. She is married to Alfredo, a driver and father to her children. She, together with her husband, manages their household. At this time, she is working hard to meet their financial expenses. Nena is a coconut meat vendor. Coconut meat when shredded is sometimes used as food for the hogs. It is also used in baking and cooking. Regular customers are those who are thirsty and those who want to refresh themselves from the heat of the sun. She earns a minimum of 200 PHP per day. To help continue operations of her business, Nena is requesting a 25000 PHP loan. She will be utilizing the loan to buy more coconut meat stock. She expects a boost in her business income as she expands her business. Nena hopes that her business will continue to be successful and dreams of giving her children a high quality education. She faithfully meets up with her co-fellowship members to share stories of her work every week. * 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 microfinance loans.



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