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


Mercy's story

This is Mercy, 48, a resident of Bacoor, Cavite, Philippines. She is married to Edgardo and they have children. She and her husband manage their household while operating the business. She is working hard to continually provide income for their everyday expenses.

Mercy 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 a small amount of shampoo or cooking oil, or an egg. She earns a profit 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 20,000 PHP loan to help her continue operating her business. She will use the loan to buy groceries, toiletries and beverages to expand her product inventory.

Mercy dreams to expand her business and hopes to have a good life. She meets every week with her co-fellowship* members to share stories of her life and business and to draw strength and inspiration from the fellowship and 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 micro finance loans.



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