A loan of $1,125 helped to pay for grocery items, toiletries and beverages needed in her business.

Gloria's story

This is Gloria, 46, resident of Malibay, Pasay, Philippines. She is married to Eduardo 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.

Gloria 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, a 5 PHP's worth of cooking oil, or an egg. She earns by getting supplies at wholesale prices and selling items individually. She also sells rice for additional income. Her regular customers are her neighbors and the local community. She earns a minimum of 2,000 PHP in sales every day.

She is requesting a loan of 50,000 PHP to help continue operating the business. She will use the loan to buy groceries, toiletries and beverages to expand her product inventory.

Gloria hopes that her business will grow bigger and that she will be successful in life. Every week, she meets up with her co-fellowship* members to share stories of her life and business, as well as where she can draw strength and inspiration from the fellowship and the Word of God, which 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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