A loan of $250 helped to pay for the spare parts and maintenance of the jeepney unit.

Celestino's story

This is Celestino, 40, a resident of Silang, Cavite, Philippines. He is married to Helen, his business partner, and they have children. At this time, Celestino is working hard to continually provide income for their everyday expenses.

Celestino oversees operations of their Jeepney transportation business. They have one unit of Jeep that carries up to sixteen passengers to their destination within the community. He earns from the boundary (daily quota) their driver remits every day. Their regular passengers and customers are from the local community. He earns a minimum of 1,000 Philippine Pesos (PHP) in boundary every day.

To help him continue operations of his business, he is requesting a Php10,000 loan. He will be utilizing the loan for the maintenance of his Jeepney unit. He expects a boost in his business income as he expands his business.

Celestino dreams of having more jeepneys and hopes that his children will finish their studies. He meets up with his co-fellowship* members to share stories of his life and business every week and where he can also draw strength and inspiration from the Word of God he 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 Micro Finance loans.

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