A loan of $350 helped to pay for more sacks of rice needed in her business.

Emalyn's story

This is Emalyn, 40, resident of Bacoor, Cavite, Philippines. She’s married to Noel, a worker abroad, and is a mother to her children. She manages their household while operating the business. At this time, she is working hard to continually provide income for her everyday expenses.

Emalyn is a rice dealer. She earns a living by getting supplies at wholesale prices and selling by sacks or by kilo. Her store is located adjacent to her house. Her regular customers are her neighbors and the local community. She earns a minimum of PHP 1800 in sales every day.

To help her continue the operations of her business, she is requesting a PHP 14,000 loan. She will be utilizing the loan to buy additional sacks of rice for her business. She expects a boost in her business income as she expands her business.

Emalyn dreams of being a successful businesswoman. She meets up with her co-fellowship* members to share stories of her life and business every week and 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 microfinance loans.

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