A loan of $625 helped to pay for different processed foods needed in her business.

Meriam's story

This is Meriam, 61, a resident of Batasan, Quezon City, Philippines. She is married and they have children. She, together with her husband, manages their own household while operating the business. At this time, she is working hard to continually provide income for their everyday expenses.

Meriam operates a food processing business. She has a factory a few steps from her house where they manufacture meat products. She earns by selling her goods to her neighbors and to suppliers. She also sells ready-to-wear products for additional income. Her regular customers are her neighbors and the local community. She earns a minimum of PHP 400 in sales every day.

To help her continue operations of her business, she is requesting a PHP 26,000 loan. She will be utilizing the loan to buy additional processed and frozen meat products to expand her product inventory.

Meriam hopes that their way of living will improve and dreams that her business will continue growing. 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 repay microfinance loans.

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