A loan of $1,250 helped to pay for the upgrade of her facilities and buy more stock of mineral water to expand capacity.

Carlina's story

This is Carlina, 52. She is a resident of Taguig, Philippines. She is married to Eduardo and a mother to her 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. She also has a printing business for additional income.

Carlina operates a mineral water station. She retails mineral water to her customers and sells by the container (5 gallons per container) with a profit. Her regular customers for her mineral water are her neighbors and the local community. She earns a minimum of 300 PHP (Philippines pesos) in sales every day.

To help her continue operations of her business, she is requesting a 50,000 PHP loan. She will be utilizing the loan to upgrade her facilities and buy more stock of mineral water to expand capacity. She expects a boost in her business income as she expands her business.

Carlina dreams to expand her business and dreams to have more businesses. She faithfully meets up with her co-fellowship members to share stories of her life and business every week, and this is where she can also draw strength and inspiration from the fellowship and 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 pay microfinance loans.

Loan details

Lenders and lending teams

Loan details