A loan of $300 helped to buy groceries, toiletries, and beverages.

Rebecca's story

Rebecca is 59 years old and a widow with children. She is a resident of Bacoor, Cavite, Philippines. Along with her children, Rebecca manages her household while operating her variety store. She works hard to continually provide income for her family's everyday expenses.

In the Philippines, a variety store is a retail store that sells inexpensive items, often with a single price for each item in the store. It is the place to go to buy a sachet of shampoo, 5 PHP of cooking oil, or an egg. Rebecca makes a profit through buying wholesale supplies and selling by the piece. Her regular customers are her neighbors and community members and she earns a minimum of 500 PHP in daily sales.

Rebecca is requesting a 12,000 PHP loan to buy groceries, toiletries, and beverages to expand her product inventory and continue her business. She expects an increase in her business income as she expands. In the future, Rebecca hopes to have a successful and happy life. She faithfully meets up with her co-fellowship* members weekly to share stories of her life and business and draw strength and inspiration from fellowship and studying 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 who gather to study the Word of God, build social capital, and repay microfinance loans.

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