A loan of $500 helped to pay for the spare parts and maintenance of their tricycle unit.


Erlinda's story

This is Erlinda, 48, a resident of Batasan, Philippines. She is married to Reynaldo, a taxi driver, and she is a mother to her children. She and her husband manage their own household. At this time, she is working hard to continually provide income for her everyday expenses. Erlinda oversees operations of their tricycle transportation business. They have one tricycle that carries up to four passengers to their destination within the community. She herself drives their own tricycle. In her business, the regular customers are the local community. She earns a minimum of Php 500 every day. To help her continue operations of her business, she is requesting a Php 20,000 loan. She will be utilizing the loan to buy spare parts and accessories and also for the maintenance of their motorcycle. She expects a boost in her business income as she expands her business. Erlinda dreams of being able to give her family a good life and hopes to give her children and grandchildren a good and quality education 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 also to 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 pay microfinance loans.



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