A loan of $750 helped to pay for grocery items, toiletries and beverages needed in her business.


Lilia's story

This is Lilia, 48, a resident of Payatas, Philippines. Single, she manages her house while operating the business. At this time, she is working hard to continually provide income for her everyday expenses.

Lilia operates a variety store. In the Philippines, a variety store is basically a small convenience store, which retails groceries, toiletries and beverages piece meal to the local neighborhood. It is the place to go to buy one sachet of shampoo, a Php 5-worth of cooking oil, or an egg. She earns her income 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, she is requesting a Php 30,000 loan. She will be utilizing the loan to buy groceries, toiletries and beverages to expand her product inventory. She expects a boost in her business income as she expands her business.

Lilia hopes to expand her business and dreams to have a good life. 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 Micro Finance loans.



Loan details

Loan length:

7 months
Disbursed date: December 4, 2012
Facilitated by Field Partner: Center for Community Transformation Credit Cooperative, a partner of HOPE International

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Loan details

Loan length:

7 months
Disbursed date: December 4, 2012
Facilitated by Field Partner: Center for Community Transformation Credit Cooperative, a partner of HOPE International