A loan of $800 helped to buy hogs and hog feed.

Gina's story

Gina is a 42-year-old married woman who lives in Coron, Palawan, Philippines, one of the areas affected by typhoon Haiyan. Her husband is Anthony who works as a driver and they have children who are not school age. Gina and her husband are working hard to recover what they lost during the typhoon and to provide for their family.

Gina operates a piggery and sells live hogs to meat dealers. Sometimes, she has the pigs slaughtered and sold in the market. Aside from this, Gina also cooks breakfast meals for additional income. Her regular customers are her neighbors and local community members and she earns a minimum of 1,200 PHP in sales every week.

Gina is requesting a 35,000 PHP loan to buy hogs and hog feed. She dreams that her business will grow bigger and hopes to give her children a good life and education. Gina meets up with her co-fellowship* members to share stories of her work every week and 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 who gather to study the Word of God, build social capital, and pay microfinance loans.

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