A loan of $250 helped to pay for grocery items, toiletries, and beverages needed for her business.

Laylanie's story

This is Laylanie, 35, a resident of Bacoor, Cavite, Philippines. She is married to Paul, a seaman, and is a mother. Together with her husband, she manages their household while operating the business. She is working hard to continually provide income for their everyday expenses.

Laylanie operates a variety store. In the Philippines, a variety store is basically a small convenience store, which retails groceries, toiletries, and beverages piecemeal 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. Her income is generated 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 PHP500 in sales every day.

To help her continue operations of her business, she is requesting a PHP10,000 loan. She will use 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.

Laylanie hopes to have a happy and peaceful life. She faithfully meets up with her co-fellowship* members to share stories of her work every week, and she draws strength and inspiration from studing the Word of God.

* 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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