A loan of $700 helped to pay for grocery items, toiletries and beverages needed in her business.

Felina's story

Felina is a micro-entrepreneur from Coron, Palawan, Philippines. Coron is one of the tourist spots in the Philippines which was hit by typhoon Haiyan last November 2013. Felina’s business was also affected but life goes on and her business is continuously recovering. She is married to Paulo who works as a driver and they have two children.

Felina operates a variety store. In the Philippines, a variety store is basically a small convenience store, which retails groceries, toiletries and beverages piecemeal to the local neighborhood. 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 the piece. Her store is located adjacent to her house. Her regular customers are her neighbors and the local community. She earns a minimum of Php 500 in sales every day.

To help her continue operations of her business, she is requesting a Php 30,000 loan. She will be utilizing the loan to buy groceries, toiletries and beverages to expand her product inventory.

Felina dreams that her business will continue to expand and hopes that her family will always stick together even if life is hard. She 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. The fellowship groups gather each week to study the Word of God, build social capital, and repay Micro Finance loans.

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