A loan of $575 helped to buy groceries, toiletries, and beverages to expand her product inventory.

Zayton's story

This is Zayton, age 46 and a resident of Taguig, Philippines. She is married to Esmael, a driver, and they have children. She and her husband manage their household while operating their variety store business. Zayton is working hard to continually provide income for their everyday expenses.

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 PHP worth of cooking oil, or an egg. Zayton earns money by buying 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 25,000 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.

Zayton dreams that her business will continue to flourish and hopes that her children will finish their studies. She meets up with her co-fellowship* members to share stories of her life and business every week and to 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, to build social capital, and to repay microfinance loans.

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