A loan of $475 helped to pay for more fruits needed in her business.

Thelma's story

Thelma is a very hardworking entrepreneur from Tanza Cavite, Philippines. She is 47 years old and has four children who are currently in school. She and Wenifredo, her husband, manage a fruit stand business and their income from the business helps with their everyday needs and expenditures.

Thelma buys seasonal fruits that are native to the Philippines, such as bananas, which are grown mostly in the south region of Luzon. She also sells mangoes, apples, citrus fruits and other Filipino fruit staples. Her regular customers are her neighbors and the local community. She earns a minimum of PHP 1,000 in sales every day.

Thelma is requesting a PHP 20,000 loan to purchase more varieties of fruit to sell. She will use her loan to improve her sales and her additional revenue to improve her family's general living conditions. In the future, Thelma hopes to find new customers and increase sales. She also dreams that her children will be able to finish their studies.

Thelma meets up with her co-fellowship* members weekly to share stories of her life and business 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 comprised of 15 to 30 community partners. The fellowship groups gather each week to study the Word of God, build social capital, and repay microfinance loans.

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