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


Hazel's story

This is Hazel, 33, a resident of Cabrera, Pasay, Philippines. She is married to Renante, and they have children. Together she and her husband manage their household while working. She works hard to continually provide income for their everyday expenses.

Hazel operates a sari-sari, or variety store where she sells inexpensive items such as a sachet of shampoo, 5 PHPs-worth of cooking oil or an egg. She buys her stock at wholesale then sells it by piece at retail. She also runs a food stall to make extra money. Her regular customers are her neighbors and the local community. She earns a minimum of 500 PHP in sales every day.

Hazel is applying for a 20,000 PHP loan through CCT to buy groceries, toiletries and beverages to expand her inventory. She would like a better stall for her business and hopes to own a house and lot for her family.

Locally, all CCT community partners and clients such as Hazel are organized into fellowship groups that meet on a weekly basis. A fellowship group is composed of fifteen to thirty community partners. The fellowship groups gather each week to study the Word of God, build social capital and pay microfinance loans.



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