A loan of $275 helped to pay for raw ingredients like rice, pork, chicken and vegetables and products needed in her business.


Lourdes's story

This is Lourdes, age 54, resident of Bacoor, Cavite, Philippines. She is a widow and she has children. She is working hard to continually provide income for her everyday expenses.

Lourdes operates a food stall. In the Philippines, the whole working community and most of the families only eat home-cooked meals during evenings whene all of the family members are at home to take part in the meal. This is not only a usual family tradition but a matter of convenience and frugal living. It is considered a waste of money and time to spend cooking gas and food for one to two persons when buying cooked rice and viands costs less than raw food. Her regular customers are her neighbors and the local community. She earns a minimum of PHP 500 in sales every day.

To help her continue operating her business, she is requesting a loan of PHP 12,000. She will use the loan to buy more quantities of products like meats, rice, vegetables, condiments and seasonings, and frozen food products.

Lourdes dreams that her business will continue to flourish and she will have a good life. She meets up with her co-fellowship members to share stories of her work every week and 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 Micro Finance loans.



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