A loan of $275 helped to pay for scrap materials needed in her business and improve her laundry service.

Cristina's story

This is Cristina, 38, a resident of Tondo, Manila, Philippines. She is married to Rodolfo and is a mother to her two children. She, together with her husband, manages their own household while operating the business. At this time, she is working hard to continually provide income for their everyday expenses.

Cristina operates a buy-and-sell business. She buys scrap materials then sells them to collectors. She also makes income through offering rental service of her laundry machines. She earns a minimum of 2,000 PHP in sales every week.

To help her continue operation of her business, she is requesting a 12,000 PHP loan. She will be utilizing the loan to buy more quantities and varieties of products to expand her product inventory. She will also use the loan for the maintenance of her clothes washers. She expects a boost in her business income as she expands her business.

Cristina aspires to give her children a better future through all her hard work. She meets up with her co-fellowship* members to share stories of her work every week, and this is where she can also 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 microfinance loans.

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