A loan of $600 helped to pay for grocery items, toiletries and beverages to sell.


Merla's story

This is Merla. Her previous loan was a big help, not just in her business, but even in her family. She was able to buy all the needed products for her grocery store. She has been in this business for five years. She and her husband work hard to provide income for their everyday needs.

She would like to apply for another 24,000 PHP loan to buy groceries, toiletries, beverages and other products to add to her current inventory. The more items displayed at the store, the better. More items to sell will result in better profit. Her profits from the business will definitely help her to sustain her daily needs. She looks forward to this financial increase with gladness and thankfulness in her heart.

Merla dreams that her business will continue to be successful and hopes that her children will all have a good life. She meets with her co-fellowship* members to share stories of her life and business every week. At these meetings she also draws strength and inspiration from 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. The fellowship groups gather each week to study the word of God, build social capital, and repay microfinance loans.



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