A loan of $1,225 helped to pay for additional stocks of supplies and products like charcoal, cigarettes, candies and bananas needed in her business.


Marieta's story

This is Marieta, a 59-year-old mother from Intramuros, Manila, Philippines. She is married to Pablo, a vendor. She, together with her husband, manages her household while operating the business. At this time, she is working hard to continually provide income for her everyday expenses. Marieta operates a retail stall. It is a smaller version of a variety store where she sells a few products like cigarettes and candy. She also sells newspapers in the morning. She is also a banana dealer and she buys large amounts to sell to her customers. Her regular customers are her neighbors and the local community. She earns a minimum of 500 PHP in sales every day.

To help her continue operations of her business, she is requesting a 50, 000 PHP loan. She will be utilizing the loan to buy more quantities of products like cigarettes, candies, charcoal and bananas. She expects a boost in her business income as she expands her business. Marieta dreams that her children will have a better future and hopes that her business will grow. 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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