A loan of $1,175 helped to buy additional supplies and merchandise, like clothing, footwear, undergarments and cosmetics, needed in her business.


Iluminada's story

Iluminada previously accessed a loan of 50,000 Philippine pesos (PHP) to purchase merchandise for her business. Her earnings were a big help toward her personal, household and business expenditures.

She would like to apply for another loan of 50,000 PHP to buy additional supplies and merchandise for her business, such as clothing, footwear, undergarments and cosmetics. The more items displayed at the store the better. More items to sell will result in better profits. And her profits from the business will definitely help her sustain her family's daily needs.

Iluminada looks forward to this financial increase with gladness and thankfulness in her heart. She dreams that her business will continue to grow and she hopes for a better standard of living.

She meets with her co-fellowship* members every week to share stories of her life and business. This is also where she can draw strength and inspiration from the fellowship and the Word of God that she studies.

*All CCT community partners and clients are organized into fellowship groups that meet weekly. A fellowship group is composed of 15 to 30 community partners. The fellowship groups gather to study the Word of God, build social capital and pay microfinance loans.



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