A loan of $750 helped to pay for raw ingredients and products needed in her business.


Cynthia's story

Cynthia, aged 51, is a resident of Tondo, Philippines. She is a widow and a mother to her children. She and her children manage their household while she operates her business. At this time, she is working hard to continually provide income for her everyday expenses.

Cynthia operates a food stall. In the Philippines, the whole working community and most families only eat home-cooked meals during the evenings when all family members are at home to take part in the meal. This is not only the usual family tradition but also 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 people when buying cooked rice and food costs less than raw ingredients.

Cynthia's regular customers are her neighbors and the local community. She earns a minimum of 500 PHP in sales every day.

To help Cynthia to continue operating her business, she is requesting a 30,000 PHP loan. She will be utilizing the loan to buy raw ingredients like meats, rice, vegetables, condiments and seasonings, and frozen food products. She expects a boost in her income as she expands her business.

Cynthia hopes that her business will expand soon and dreams of having a good life. She faithfully meets up with her co-fellowship members to share stories of her work every week and she also draws strength and inspiration from the Word of God that she studies there.

* 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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