Dante S. is a 42-year-old entrepreneur from Maricaban, Pasay City. He lives with his wife Anna, 44, and their two children.
Dante owns and manages a computer shop catering to Internet surfers, gamers, and even students. He has been in this business for eight years and has six employees. Dante makes P50,000 a month. He enjoys dealing with customers of all ages and from different walks of life. Customer traffic peaks on weekends, he says.
Dante joined the Center for Community Transformation (CCT) Credit Cooperative in 2007 and has since been enjoying many benefits from being a member. He is currently in need of funds to buy computer units and upgrade some of his PC units. To continue the operation of his business, he is applying for a Php 50,000 loan.
Dante optimistically claimed that it will not be long before he will be opening his second branch.
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. CCT 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.
About the Center for Community Transformation
The 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.