A loan of $750 helped to pay for spare parts and maintenance of their jeepney.

Marceline's story

This is Marceline. She previously accessed a 50,000 Philippine peso (PHP) loan that she used to buy spare parts and accessories for her jeepney as well as pay for its maintenance. Her earnings were a big help in their personal, household and business expenditures. She has been in this business for twenty years now and they have six jeepney units. She also rents out a house for additional income.

Marceline would like to apply for another 30,000 PHP loan to buy spare parts and pay for maintenance of their jeepney. Her profits from the business will definitely help meet her business and family’s daily needs. She looks forward to this financial increase with gladness and thankfulness in her heart.

Marceline hopes that her business will grow even more and prays for good health. She faithfully meets up with her co-fellowship members to share stories of her work every week and also draws strength and inspiration from the Word of God she studies.

Note: Curiously, Jeepneys have purely American origins. They were first used by American soldiers helping the Philippines throw off the invading Japanese. Filipino ingenuity, however, managed to see this vehicle as an opportunity to earn and modified the Jeep into a 20-seater jeepney – open enough to provide adequate ventilation, sturdy for everyday travel, and cheap enough to buy and maintain. Now, the jeepneys are one of the things that makes the Philippines truly the Philippines.

* 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 microfinance loans.

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