A loan of $700 helped to pay for grocery items, toiletries and beverages to sell.


Merla's story

Merla is very thankful for the financial assistance extended to her. She is using her loans in her business to provide additional capital and her business is continuously growing. Her income from business is also a big help to her family's everyday expenditures.

She would like to apply for another 30,000 PHP loan for her to buy groceries, toiletries, beverages and other products to add in her current inventory. The more items displayed at the store the better. More items to sell will result in better profits. Her profits from the business will definitely help her to sustain her daily needs. She looks forward to this financial increase with gladness and thankfulness in her heart.

Merla hopes to become successful not just in business but also in life. She meets with her co-fellowship* members to share stories of her life and business every week. At these meetings she also draws strength and inspiration from 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 to 30 community partners. The fellowship groups gather each week to study the word of God, build social capital, and repay microfinance loans.



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