A loan of $250 helped to pay for fish and vegetables that she sells to customers.

Alma's story

This is Alma, 34, a resident of Silang, Cavite, Philippines. She is married to Danny, a farmer, and father to her children. She, together with her husband, manages their own household while operating the business. At this time, she is working hard to continually provide income for their everyday expenses.

Alma is a fish vendor. She buys different kinds of fish at wholesale prices and sells them by the kilo. There are many patrons who prefer her products since they are assured of freshness and cleanliness. Alma also sells different vegetables. Her regular customers are her neighbors and the local community. She earns a minimum of 1,000 PHP in sales every day.

To help her continue operations of her business, Alma is requesting a 10,000 PHP loan. She will be utilizing the loan to buy more fish to be sold every day. She expects a boost in her business income as she expands her business.

Alma dreams to be able to give all her children a good and high 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 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 pay Micro Finance loans.

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