A loan of $300 helped to pay for grocery items, toiletries and beverages needed in her business.


Evelyn's story

This is Evelyn, 52, a resident of Silang, Cavite, the Philippines. She is married to Jose, a factory worker and they have children. She and her husband are working to provide income for their everyday expenses. Evelyn operates a variety store. In the Philippines, a variety store is a retail store that sells inexpensive items, often with a single price for all items in the store. It is the place to go to buy one sachet of shampoo, a Php 5-worth of cooking oil, or an egg. She earns by getting supplies at wholesale prices and selling by pieces. Her regular customers are her neighbors and the local community. She earns a minimum of Php500 in sales every day. She is requesting a Php 12,000 loan to help her continue this business. She will use the loan to buy groceries, toiletries and beverages to expand her product inventory. Evelyn hopes that her business will continue to expand and dreams to have a better living. 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 fellowship and 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 Micro Finance loans.



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