A loan of $500 helped to pay for supplies and operational needs of her billiard pool business.

Alicia's story

This is Alicia, 60, resident of GMA, Cavite, Philippines. She is married to Homer, a businessman, and is a mother to her children. She, together with her husband, manages her household while operating the business. At this time, she is working hard to continually provide income for her everyday expenses.

Alicia operates a billiard pool table business. She has it for rental and payment is Php 50 per hour. She also has a tricycle and a boarding house for extra income. Her regular customers are her neighbors and the local community. She earns a minimum of Php 900 in sales 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 supplies and for operational needs of her business. She expects a boost in her business income as she expands her business.

Alicia dreams that her business will continue to grow and hopes to have another tricycle. She faithfully meets up with her co-fellowship* members to share stories of her work every week and 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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