A loan of $750 helped to pay for grocery items, toiletries, and beverages needed in her business.


Sharon's story

This is Sharon, 44, resident of Taguig, Philippines. She is a widow and she doesn’t have any children. She is now living with her niece. Life indeed is hard, but life goes on for her. She works hard to provide for their everyday needs.

Sharon 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 money by getting supplies at wholesale prices and selling by the piece. Her regular customers are her neighbors and the local community. She earns a minimum of PHP 500 in sales every day.

Sharon is requesting a PHP 30,000 loan to help her continue in the operation of her business. She will use the loan to buy groceries, toiletries, and beverages, to expand her product inventory.

Sharon hopes to expand her business and dreams to always have good health. Every week, she meets up with her co-fellowship* members to share stories of her life and business and to also draw strength and inspiration from the fellowship and the Word of God she studies.

All Center for Community Transformation (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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