A loan of $625 helped to pay for additional computer parts and supplies needed in her business.

Araceli's story

This is Araceli, 53, a resident of Taguig, Philippines. She is married to Frank, a driver, and is a mother to her children. Araceli operates a computer rental shop. She and her husband manage their own household while operating the business. At this time, she is working hard to continually provide income for their everyday expenses.

In the Philippines, very few people own their own computers. Thus, there is a need for them, especially for students who need to do their research and papers. She rents computers by the hour and offers printing and typing services. Her regular customers are her neighbors and the local community. She earns a minimum of 500 Philippine Pesos (PHP) in sales every day.

To help her continue the operations of her business, she is requesting a loan of PHP 25,000. She will be utilizing the loan to buy new computer units, spare parts, and accessories needed in her business. She expects a boost in her business income as she expands her business.

Araceli hopes that her business will continue to grow and dreams that her children will finish their studies. She meets with her co-fellowship* members to share stories of her life and business every week and were she also draws strength and inspiration from the word of God that 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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