A loan of $300 helped to pay for raw ingredients and products needed for her food sales stall.


Brenda's story

This is Brenda, 33, a resident of Payatas, Philippines. She is married to Jorge and a mother to her four children. Together with her husband, she manages her household while operating the business. At this time, she is working hard to continually provide income for her everyday expenses.

Brenda operates a food stall. In the Philippines, the whole working community and most of the families only eat home-cooked meals during the evening, when all of the family members are at home to take part in the meal. This is not only a usual family tradition, but a matter of convenience and frugal living. It is considered a waste of money and time to spend cooking gas and food for one to two persons, when buying cooked rice and viands costs less than raw food. Her regular customers are her neighbors and the local community. She earns a minimum of Php500 in sales every day.

To help her continue operating her business, she is requesting a Php12, 000 loan. She will be utilizing the loan to buy more quantities of products like meats, rice, vegetables, condiments and seasonings, and frozen food products. She expects a boost in her business income as she expands her business.

Brenda hopes that her business will expand soon and dreams to give her children a good and quality education. She faithfully meets with her co-fellowship members every week, to share stories of her work and to 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.



Loan details

Loan length:

7 months
Disbursed date: November 7, 2012
Facilitated by Field Partner: Center for Community Transformation Credit Cooperative, a partner of HOPE International

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Loan details

Loan length:

7 months
Disbursed date: November 7, 2012
Facilitated by Field Partner: Center for Community Transformation Credit Cooperative, a partner of HOPE International