A loan of $750 helped to pay for grocery items, toiletries and beverages, to increase the inventory of her store.

Zayton's story

This is Zayton, 46, a resident of Taguig, Philippines. She is married to Esmael, a self-employed man, and she is a mother to their child. She and her husband manage their household, while engaging in business. She is working hard to continually provide income for their everyday expenses.

Zayton operates a variety store. In the Philippines, a variety store is a retail store that sells inexpensive items, often with a single price for all items in the store. It is the place to go to buy one sachet of shampoo, 5 PHP-worth of cooking oil, or an egg. She earns 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.

She is requesting a PHP 30,000 loan to help her continue in the operation of her business. She will use the loan to buy groceries, toiletries and beverages to expand her product inventory. She expects an increase in her business income as she enlarges her business.

Zayton hopes to expand her business and dreams of giving her child a good and quality education. She faithfully meets with her co-fellowship members* every week, to share stories of her life and business, and 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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