A loan of $250 helped to buy ingredients and pay for the maintenance of her equipment for her business.

Cherry Ly's story

This is Cherry, age 36, who is a resident of Caloocan in the Philippines. She is married to Von, a driver, and she is a mother to her child. She and her husband manage their household as they operate a business. She is working hard to provide an income to her family to pay for their everyday expenses.

Cherry has a franchise store called Buko Twister. She sells buko shakes (coconut smoothies), which are famous in the Philippines because of the tropical climate. She also has a direct selling business for additional income. Her customers are her neighbors and the local community. She earns PHP 600 daily.

To help her continue operating her business, she is requesting a PHP 10,000 loan. She will use the loan to buy ingredients and to pay for the maintenance of her equipment. She expects a boost in her business income as she expands her business.

Cherry hopes to give her child a high-quality education and dreams of having a good life 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 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 comprises 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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