A loan of $475 helped to pay for grocery items, toiletries and beverages needed in her business.


Marilou's story

This is Marilou. She previously accessed a 27,000 PHP loan that she used to purchase more quantities and varieties of grocery items and other products needed in her business. Her earnings were a big help for her child’s education and in her personal, household and business expenditures. Marilou would like to apply for another 20,000 PHP loan to buy groceries, toiletries, beverages and other products to add to her inventory. The more items displayed at the store, the better. More items to sell will result in better profit. Her profits from business will definitely help sustain her family’s daily needs and cover her child’s education expense. She looks forward to this financial increase with gladness and thankfulness in her heart. Marilou dreams of being more successful in business and hopes that her child will finish his studies. She meets up with her co-fellowship* members to share stories of her work every week. There 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 repay microfinance loans.



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