A loan of $600 helped to pay for more silver and gold accessories needed in her business.


Helen's story

This is Helen, 57, resident of Payatas, Quezon City, Philippines. She is married to Ramiro, a vendor and a mother to her children. By the grace of God, Helen has managed to support her children's daily needs. At this time, she is working hard to sustain their everyday expenses.

Helen sells different silver and gold accessories like earrings, bracelets and rings. Her regular customers are her neighbors and the local community. She earns a minimum of Php 1,000 in sales every day.

To help her continue operations, she is requesting a Php 25, 000 loan. She will use the loan to buy more silver and gold accessories.

Helen dreams of expanding her business and having her own stall. She meets up with her co-fellowship members to share stories of her work every week where she finds strength and encouragement studying the word of God.

* All CCT community partners / clients are organized into fellowship groups that meet on a weekly basis. A fellowship group is composed of 15-30 community partners. The fellowship groups gather each week to study the Word of God, build social capital, and pay micro-finance loans.



Loan details

Loan length:

8 months
Disbursed date: May 30, 2013
Facilitated by Field Partner: Center for Community Transformation Credit Cooperative, a partner of HOPE International

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Loan details

Loan length:

8 months
Disbursed date: May 30, 2013
Facilitated by Field Partner: Center for Community Transformation Credit Cooperative, a partner of HOPE International