A loan of $375 helped to pay for raw ingredients like peanuts, sugar, oil, margarine, etc.

Amelita's story

This is Amelita, 56, a resident of Manila, Philippines. She is married to Edgardo, a driver, and is mother to her three children. She, together with her husband, manages their household while operating the business. At this time, she is working hard to continually provide income for their everyday expenses.

Amelita operates a peanut butter making business. What she basically does is buy raw peanuts and other ingredients needed in making her product from the market, process it then repacked them and sell them per piece to individuals, general store owners and the local community. Peanut butter is repacked in 250 and 500 grams plastic bottle. She also sells accessories for additional income. She earns a minimum of 300 Philippine Pesos (PHP) in sales every day.

To help her continue operations of her business, she is requesting a PHP 15,000 loan. She will be using the loan to buy additional stock of raw ingredients used in her business. She expects a boost in her business income as she expands her business.

Amelita dreams of expanding her business and hopes to have her own house and lot through all her hard work in her business. She also hopes to have a growing network of customers. 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 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 pay Micro Finance loans.

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