A loan of $250 helped to pay for raw ingredients like rice, pork, chicken, vegetables and other products needed in her business.

Susan's story

This is Susan, 47, a resident of Cabrera, Pasay, Philippines. She has three children and they help one another in managing their household while operating the business. At this time, Susan is working hard to continually provide income for her everyday expenses.

Susan operates a food stall. In the Philippines, the whole working community and most of the families only eat home-cooked meals during the evening when all of the family members are at home to take part in the meal. This is not only a usual family tradition but a matter of convenience and frugal living. It is considered a waste of money and time to spend cooking gas and food for one to two persons when buying cooked rice and viands costs less than raw food. Susan also has a direct selling business. Her regular customers are her neighbors and the local community. She earns a minimum of Php500 in sales every day.

To help her continue operations of her business, she is requesting a Php10,000 loan. She will be utilizing the loan to buy more quantities of products like meats, rice, vegetables, condiments and seasonings, as well as frozen food products. She expects a boost in her business income as she expands her business.

Susan hopes to expand her business and dreams of giving her children a good life and a good education. She meets up with her co-fellowship members to share stories of her work 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 pay Micro Finance loans.

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