A loan of $250 helped to pay for additional stocks of clothing and other products needed in her business.

Marites's story

This is Marites, 31, a resident of Cabrera, Philippines. She is single and she lives with her parents and helps them in managing their household while operating the business. At this time, she is working hard to continually provide income for their everyday expenses.

Marites operates a buy and sell business. She buys general merchandise from wholesalers and sells it with a little profit. Her products are men's and women’s clothes and other products of the like. Customers are attracted to buy due to the low selling prices and the many options she offers. Her regular customers are her neighbors and the local community. 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 10,000 loan. She will be using the loan to buy long sleeve shirts, polo shirts, slacks, towels, skirts and other products needed in her business. She expects a boost in her business income as she expands her business.

Marites hopes to help her parents and dreams to expand her business. 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 repay microfinance loans.

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