A loan of $700 helped to pay for grocery items, toiletries and beverages needed in her business.

Rosanna's story

This is Rosanna, 32, a resident of Tanza, Cavite, Philippines. Her partner is Cristito, a government employee, and they have children. She and her partner manage their household while operating the business. She is working hard to continually provide income for their everyday expenses.

Rosanna 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 small amount 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 500 PHP in sales every day.

She is requesting a 30,000 PHP loan to help her continue to operate her business. She will use the loan to buy groceries, toiletries and beverages to expand her product inventory.

Rosanna hopes to expand her business. She dreams that her children will finish their studies. She meets up with her co-fellowship* members to share stories of her life and business every week and 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.

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