A loan of $350 helped to pay for additional supplies and products needed for her toy store.

Ella's story

This is Ella, 41, resident of Dasmariñas, Cavite, Philippines. She is married to Arnel, a businessman, and the mother of seven children. She and her children manage their household while operating a business. At this time, she is working hard to continually provide income for their everyday expenses and her children’s studies.

Ella operates a buy and sell business. What she basically does is buy different toy products from wholesalers. She repacks them and sells them for a little profit. Customers are attracted to buy due to the low selling prices and the many options she offers. Her regular customers are her neighbors and people from the local community. She earns a minimum of 300 Philippine pesos (PHP) in sales every day.

To help her continue operations of her business, she is requesting a 14,000 PHP loan. She will be utilizing the loan to buy more quantities of toy products to expand her product inventory. She expects a boost in her business income as she expands her business.

Ella hopes to grow her business soon. She dreams of giving her children a good and 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. 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 pay microfinance loans.

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