A loan of $250 helped to pay for fertilizers, seeds and other tools for maintenance of the farm.


Nilo's story

This is Nilo. He previously accessed a 12,000 PHP loan that he utilized to purchase spare parts and pay for maintenance of his jeepney unit. His earnings were a big help for the education of his children and in their personal, house hold and business expenditures. He also has a farm which is also helping in generating income. He would like to apply for another 10,000 PHP loan. He will be using the loan to buy fertilizers, seeds and other tools for maintenance of the farm. His profits from his business will definitely help him to sustain their daily needs and educational expenses of his children. He looks forward to this financial increase with gladness and thankfulness in his heart.

Nilo hopes to have additional jeepney and dreams that his farm will continue to expand. He meets up with his co-fellowship members* to share stories of his work every week and where he can also draw strength and inspiration from the Word of God he studies.

-Curiously, Jeepneys have purely American origins. They were first used by American soldiers helping the Philippines throw off the invading Japanese. Filipino ingenuity, however, managed to see this vehicle as an opportunity to earn, and modified the Jeep into a 20-seater jeepney, open enough to provide adequate ventilation, sturdy for every day travel, and cheap enough to buy and maintain. Now, the jeepneys are one of the things that makes the Philippines truly Philippines.

* 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 pay Micro Finance loans.



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