A loan of $425 helped to buy second-hand clothing items and new merchandise such as undergarments to expand her product inventory.


Imelda's story

Imelda, age 47, operates a buy-and-sell business. What she basically does is buy general merchandise from wholesalers and sell these items at a small profit. Her products are men's and women’s clothes and other products of the like. Customers are attracted to buy her wares due to the low selling prices and the many options she offers. Her regular customers are her neighbors and the local community. She earns a minimum of 300 Philippine Pesos (PhP) in sales every day.

Imelda lives in Cabrera, Pasay, with her husband Roldan and their children. She and her husband manage their household together while operating the business. She works hard to continually provide income for the family's everyday expenses.

To help her continue operations of her business, Imelda is requesting a PhP 17,000 loan. She will be utilizing the loan funds to buy second-hand clothing items and new merchandise such as undergarments to expand her product inventory. She expects a boost in her business income as she expands her business.

Imelda hopes eventually to add more stalls and dreams of providing her children with a good education. She faithfully meets up with her co-fellowship* members to share stories of her life and business every week, where she can also 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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