Lucila has been sewing dresses for all types of people for twenty years now. She specializes in school uniforms. Just recently, she found time to prepare sandwiches and sell them to her clients. She found out that she could earn additional income from it, so she seriously attended to her new business along with her first love – dressmaking.
She became a member of the Center for Community Transformation (CCT) Credit Cooperative in 2002. Now on her 10th loan cycle, Lucila applied for a 15,000 PHP loan so she can purchase and store different kinds of sandwich spread for her new business.
Lucila says she couldn’t ask for more, because she has already seen the fruits of her labor – all her children have finished schooling and are now working.
The Center for Community Transformation (CCT) is an organized Christian response against poverty and social injustice. This is carried out through the fusion of social development initiatives and evangelical mission in a uniquely Filipino context. It serves urban and rural poor communities throughout the Philippines, in pursuit of its desire to see changed lives, strong families, and transformed communities centered in the Lordship of Jesus Christ.
CCT is a member of the Five Talents family.
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On Friday November 8, 2013, Super Typhoon Haiyan made its way through Southeast Asia, causing substantial damage to homes and businesses in areas of the Philippines. Given the state of devastation following this storm, borrowers living and working in these areas may have difficulty making repayments on their loans, thus making their Kiva loans higher risk. More information >>
About the Center for Community TransformationThe Center for Community Transformation (CCT) is dedicated to the development of communities and lives via spiritual transformation and access to financial services. CCT offers loan products to address the needs of micro-entrepreneurs in the Philippines. The organization’s loan products include small business, education, and housing loans. CCT utilizes a community-based approach to provide a variety of non-financial services that include training and development programs, clinics, disaster relief operations, a low-cost medicine program, and social service programs. CCT offers a unique “Pavement Dweller” program designed to provide food, housing, and job training. CCT also provides education support services to the poorest groups in the Philippines. Find more information about CCT on their website or join their lending team.
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