A loan of $725 helped to pay for fabric, cloth, thread and other materials needed in her business.


Adelaida's story

This is Adelaida, 54, a resident of GMA, Cavite, Philippines. She is a widow and a mother to her children. She manages the household while operating the business. At this time, she is working hard to continually provide income for her everyday expenses. Adelaida operates a rug-making business. She mainly offers rugs, including those round palm-sized ones and the much larger doormats and other crafts that most rug-makers come up with every day. As rugs are a major part of Filipino housekeeping and cleaning, rugs are one of the most common products that can be bought, sometimes even from a peddler while you are riding in a speeding jeepney down the highway. Her regular customers are her neighbors and the local community. She earns a minimum of 500 PHP (Philippines pesos) in sales every day. To help her continue operations of her business, she is requesting a 30,000 PHP loan. She will be utilizing the loan to buy more quantities of raw materials like fabric, thread and other materials for her business. Adelaida dreams for a continuous success in her business and hopes to have more customers. She meets up with her co-fellowship members to share stories of her life and business every week, and this is 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 microfinance loans.



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