A loan of $500 helped to buy more groceries, toiletries, beverages and other products.


Merlinda's story

This is Merlinda. She previously accessed an 18,000 PHP loan which she used to purchase a greater quantity and variety of grocery items, toiletries and beverages needed for her business. Her earnings were a big help in her personal, household and business expenditures.

She would like to apply for another 20,000 PHP loan to buy more groceries, toiletries, beverages and other products to add to her current inventory. The more items displayed at the store the better – more items to sell will result in better profits. Her profits from the business will definitely help her to meet her daily needs. Merlinda looks forward to this financial improvement with gladness and thankfulness in her heart. She hopes to be able to expand soon and dreams of having a good life. She meets up faithfully with her co-fellowship* members to share stories of her work every week and also to 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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