A loan of $200 helped to pay for the ingredients to make peanut butter and stuffed meat.

Rufina's story

This is Rufina, 46, a resident of Payatas, Philippines. She is married to Raul, a vendor, and the mother to her three children. She, together with 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.

Rufina operates a peanut butter making business. What she basically does is buy raw peanuts and other ingredients needed from the local market to make her product, then she processes it, and repacks it and sells it per piece to individuals, general store owners, and the local community. Peanut butter is repacked in 250 and 500 gram plastic bottles. She also makes stuffed meat. She earns a minimum of 300 Philippine Pesos (PHP) in sales every day.

To help her continue the operation of her business, she is requesting a PHP 8,000 loan. She will be utilizing the loan to buy ingredients for peanut butter and stuffed meat.

Rufina dreams of being able to give her all her children a good and high quality future. She also hopes to grow her network of customers.

She meets with her co-fellowship members to share stories of her work every week, and she also draws strength and inspiration from the Word of God he 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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