A loan of $300 helped to pay for grocery items, toiletries and beverages needed in her business.


Rhodora's story

This is Rhodora, a 43-year-old resident of Silang, Cavite, Philippines, who is married to Jimmy, a seaman, and is a mother to her children. She and her husband manage their household while operating the business. At this time, she is working hard to continually provide income for their everyday expenses.

Rhodora operates a variety store. In the Philippines, a variety store is basically a small convenience store that retails groceries, toiletries and beverages piecemeal to the local neighborhood. It is the place to go to buy one sachet of shampoo, Php5-worth of cooking oil, or an egg. She earns by getting supplies at wholesale prices and selling by the piece. Her regular customers are her neighbors and the local community. She earns a minimum of Php 500 in sales every day.

To help her continue operations of her business, Rhodora is requesting a Php12,000 loan to buy groceries, toiletries and beverages to expand her product inventory. She expects a boost in her income as she expands her business.

Rhodora hopes to further expand, and dreams of giving her children a good quality education through all of her hard work. She faithfully meets up with her co-fellowship* members to share stories of her work every week and 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 repay Micro Finance loans.



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