A loan of $275 helped to pay for grocery items, toiletries, and beverages needed for her business.

Felomina's story

Felomina is 54 years old and currently resides in Coron, Palawan, Philippines. She has been operating her own sari-sari (variety) store for more than four years, and she profits well from this. Having a bigger responsibility requires more effort to provide for her family's needs. She works hard for she is determined to have a better income.

In the Philippines, a variety store is basically a small convenience store which sells groceries, toiletries, and beverages piecemeal to the local neighborhood. It is the place to go to buy one sachet of shampoo, 5 PHP-worth of cooking oil, or an egg. She earns by buying supplies at wholesale prices and selling by the piece. Her regular customers are her neighbors and the local community. She earns a minimum of 500 PHP in sales every day.

To improve sales, Felomina would like to apply for a loan to purchase additional grocery goods to sell. With an amount of 11,000 PHP, she can purchase larger quantities and more varieties of grocery items, toiletries, and beverages needed for her business. She sincerely lets you know her heartfelt thanks and appreciation for this assistance in advance.

In the future, Felomina hopes to expand and open branches for her business. She meets up with her co-fellowship* members every week to share stories of her life and business and to draw strength and inspiration from the fellowship and the Word of God which she studies.

*All CCT (Center for Community Transformation Credit Cooperative) 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 microfinance loans.

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