A loan of $1,250 helped to buy larger quantities of the materials she uses in her business, like fabric and thread.

Jelisa's story

This is Jelisa, 50, a resident of Silang, Cavite, Philippines. She decided not to get married and remained single. She manages her own house, while operating a business. She is working hard to continually provide income for her everyday expenses.

Jelisa operates a tailoring business. She offers curtains, bed sheets, blankets and other home trappings. Seasonal demand for clothing, like uniforms and such, are available all year round. She also does repairs and alterations. She has two stalls in the market, and she also sells garments. Her regular customers are her neighbors and the local community. She earns a minimum of PHP 1,300 in sales, every day.

To help her continue operating her business, she is requesting a PHP 50,000 loan. She will use the loan to buy larger quantities of the raw materials she uses in her business, like fabric and thread.

Jelisa dreams that her business will continue to grow and hopes to have a good and peaceful life. She meets up with her co-fellowship members* every week, to share stories of her life and business. In the group, she draws strength and inspiration from the fellowship and 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 pay Micro Finance loans.

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