A loan of $725 helped to buy spare parts and to pay for the maintenance of her jeepney unit.

Ma. Leonora's story

This is Ms. Leonora. She previously accessed a 30,000 PHP loan that she used to buy spare parts and accessories as well as for the maintenance of her jeepney unit (the most popular means of public transportation in the Philippines). Her earnings were a big help for her children's education and in their personal, household and business expenditures.

Leonora would like to apply for another 30,000 PHP loan to buy spare parts and to pay for the maintenance of her jeepney unit. The profits from her business will help her to sustain her daily needs and pay for her children's education. Leonora looks forward to this financial increase with gladness and thankfulness in her heart.

Ms. Leonora hopes to expand her business and dreams of living a good life. She meets with her co-fellowship members to share stories of her work every week and to draw strength and inspiration from the word of God she studies.

- Curiously, jeepneys have purely American origins. They were first used by American soldiers in helping the Philippines ward off the invading Japanese. Filipinos, however, managed to see this vehicle as an opportunity to earn money and modified the Jeep into a 20-seat jeepney, open enough to provide adequate ventilation, sturdy enough for everyday travel and cheap enough to buy and maintain. Now, jeepneys are one of the things that make the Philippines truly the Philippines.

* All CCT community partners/clients are organized into fellowship groups that meet on a weekly basis. A fellowship group comprises 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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