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Total loan: $1,150
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Natividad

Philippines
Tondo, Manila, Philippines / General Store

A loan of $1,150 helped To pay for grocery items, toiletries and beverages needed in her business.


Natividad's story

This is Natividad, 60, a resident of Tondo, Manila, Philippines. She is married to Romulo, a salesman, and they have children. She and her husband manage their household while operating the business. She is working hard to continually provide income for their everyday expenses.

Natividad operates a variety store. In the Philippines, a variety store is a retail store that sells inexpensive items, often with a single price for all items in the store. It is the place to go to buy one sachet of shampoo, a PHP 5-worth of cooking oil, or an egg. She earns by getting supplies at wholesale prices and selling by the piece. Her regular customers are her neighbors and the local community. She earns a minimum of PHP 500 in sales every day.

She is requesting a PHP 50,000 loan to help her continue in the operation of her business. She will use the loan to buy groceries, toiletries, and beverages to expand her product inventory.

Natividad dreams that her business will continue to grow and hopes that she will have a good relationship with her family. She meets up with her co-fellowship* members to share stories of her life and business every week and there she can also draw strength and inspiration from the fellowship and 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.



Loan details

Loan length:

8 months
Disbursed date: June 17, 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: June 17, 2013
Facilitated by Field Partner: Center for Community Transformation Credit Cooperative, a partner of HOPE International