A loan of $250 helped to pay for the spare parts and maintenance of his tricycle unit.

Al's story

This is Al, 32, a resident of Bacoor, Cavite, Philippines. He is married to Analyn, a housewife, and a father to their children. He together with his wife manages their own household while operating a business. At this time, he is working hard to continually provide income for their everyday expenses.

Al maintains a tricycle business. He owns and drives one unit of tricycle (motor cycle with sidecar) that carries up to four passengers to their destination within the community. He starts working early in the morning until late in the evening. There are times when he drives late evening until wee hours in order to have a bigger profit. His regular customers are his neighbors and the local community. He earns a minimum of 300 Philippine pesos (PHP) in his transportation business every day.

To help him continue operations of her business, he is requesting an amount of 10,000 PHP in his loan. He will be utilizing the loan to buy motorcycle parts for the maintenance of his tricycle unit. He has to maintain his unit in good condition in order to have a regular income for the daily needs of his family.

Al hopes to buy another tricycle unit and hopes to support his children's schooling up to college level. He faithfully meets up with his co-fellowship* members to share stories of his work every week and where he can also draw strength and inspiration from the Word of God he 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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