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

Susan's story

Susan is a very hard working entrepreneur from Pasay City, Philippines. She is 47 years old and has nine children. Donato, her husband, works as a tricycle driver. She manages a variety store and her income from the business is helping with their everyday needs and expenditures.

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 Php5-worth of cooking oil, or an egg. She earns by getting supplies at wholesale prices and selling by piece. Her regular customers are her neighbors and the local community. She earns a minimum of Php500 in sales every day.

Susan is taking PHP 15,000 loan assistance to buy grocery items and other products to increase her inventory. Her profits from the business will definitely help her to continue meet her daily needs and the educational expenses of her children.
*As shown in the picture, Susan maintains her food vending business that help to provide income for her.

Susan hopes to grow her business as years go by. She dreams of a successful life for her children and that they will all have jobs fitted to their skills and goals. As a CCT community partner, she faithfully attends the group's weekly fellowship meeting,* where she can also draw strength and inspiration from the Word of God, which she studies.

*All CCT community members are organized into fellowship groups composed of 15 to 30 community partners that meet on a weekly basis. The fellowship groups gather to study the Word of God, build social capital, and pay microfinance loans.

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