A loan of $850 helped to pay for more stock of office and school supplies needed in her business.


Mary Ann's story

This is Mary Ann, 41 and a resident of Taguig City, Philippines. Single, she manages her household while operating the business. At this time, she is working hard to continually provide income for her everyday expenses.

Mary Ann operates a school/office supplies business. It is where one can buy school supplies like pens, bond paper, cartolina (heavy, colored paper) and the like without going to a bookstore. She gets the supplies at wholesale prices and sells them by the piece. Her store is located adjacent to her house. She also has a variety store. Her regular customers are her neighbors and the local community. She earns a minimum of PHP 500 in sales every day.

To help her continue the operations of her business, she is requesting a PHP 35,000 loan. She will be utilizing the loan to purchase school supplies to expand her product inventory. She expects a boost in her business income as she expands her business.

Mary Ann dreams that her business will continue to grow 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 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 Micro Finance loans.



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