A loan of $350 helped to pay for newspapers, grocery products and toiletries needed in her business.


Soledad's story

Soledad, aged 57, is a resident of Intramuros, Manila, Philippines. She is single and manages her house while operating her business. At this time, she is working hard to continually provide income for her everyday expenses. Soledad sells newspapers. She also has a variety store, a small convenience store which sells groceries, toiletries and beverages. It is the place to go to buy one sachet of shampoo, 5 PHP-worth of cooking oil, or an egg. Her regular customers are neighbors and the local community. She earns a minimum of 500 Philippine Pesos (PHP) in sales every day. To help her continue operatiing her business, Soledad is requesting a 14,000 PHP loan. She will be utilizing the loan to buy newspapers, grocery products and toiletries. She expects a boost in her business income as she expands her business. Soledad hopes that her business will continue to be successful 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 can also draw 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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