A loan of $725 helped to pay for additional stocks of merchandise needed in her business.

Marisol's story

This is Mirasol, 38, a resident of Manila, Philippines. She is married to Ricardo and a mother to her children. She manages her household while operating the business. At this time, she is working hard to continually provide income for their everyday expenses.

Mirasol operates a buying and selling business. What she basically does is buy general merchandise from wholesalers to sell with a little profit. Her products are men 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 PHP 30,000 loan. She will be utilizing the loan to buy ready-to-wear (RTW) products and merchandise items to expand her product inventory. She expects a boost in her business income as she expands her business.

Mirasol hopes to be able to expand her business and dreams to give her children a good and quality education. She faithfully meets up with her co-fellowship* members to share stories of her work every week, and this is 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 microfinance loans.

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