A loan of $200 helped to buy grocery items, toiletries, and beverages needed for her business.


Demetria's story

This is Demetria, 50, resident of Batasan, Quezon City, Philippines. She is married to Julio 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.

Demetria 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, 5 PHPs worth of cooking oil, or an egg. She earns money by getting supplies at wholesale prices and selling by piece. She also has a food stall for additional income. Her regular customers are her neighbors and the local community. She earns a minimum of 800 PHP in sales every day.

She is requesting a 8,000 PHP loan to help her continue in the operation of her business. She will use the loan to buy groceries, toiletries, and beverages to expand her product inventory.

Demetria hopes to see her business flourishing and dreams that her children will have a good future. She meets up with her co-fellowship* members to share stories of her life and business every week and where she can also 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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