A loan of $1,200 helped to pay for backpacks, shoulder bags, clutch bags, bath towels, hand towels, face towels, and scarves to sell.


Michelle's story

This is Michelle, 36, a resident of Manila, Philippines. She is married to Noel, a vendor, and is a mother to her children. She, together with her husband, manages the household while operating the business. At this time, she is working hard to continually provide income for their everyday expenses.

Michelle operates a retail business. She offers different products such as towels and bags. Her regular customers are her neighbors and the local community. She earns a minimum of 2,000 Philippine Pesos (PHP) in sales every day.

To help her continue operations of her business, she is requesting a PHP 50,000 loan. She will be using the loan to buy backpacks, shoulder bags, clutch bags, bath towels, hand towels, face towels, and scarves needed in her business.

Michelle hopes that her business will grow and dreams that her children will finish their studies. She meets up with her co-fellowship* members to share stories of her work every week and 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 Micro Finance loans.



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