A loan of $650 helped to pay for the spare parts and maintenance of their Tricycle unit.

Ma. Luisa's story

This is Ma. Luisa, 45, a resident of GMA, Cavite Philippines. She is married to Bienvenido, a carpenter. She is a mother to their children. She and her husband manage their own household. At this time, she is working hard to continually provide income for her everyday expenses.

Ma. Luisa oversees operations of their Tricycle transportation business. They have one Tricycle that carries up to four passengers to their destinations within the community. The tricycle driver then remits a boundary (daily quota) each day to her. 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, Ma. Luisa is requesting a PHP26,000 loan. She will be utilizing the loan to buy spare parts, accessories and also to pay for the maintenance of their motorcycle. She expects a boost in her business income as she expands her business.

Ma. Luisa dreams her business will grow to help her family and she hopes to give her children a good 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 to 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 pay Micro Finance loans.

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