This is Corazon, 52, a resident of Pasay City, Philippines. She is married to Candido, a technician. Of her five children, four are already working, while the youngest is in college. By the grace of God, she has managed to support all her children's educational needs. As of the present time she is working hard to be able to maintain her finances for her youngest child’s college education.
Corazon operates an appliances-repair shop. Her husband is the main technician, while she handles finances, accounts, inventories and promotion. They offer repair and check-up of all types of appliances, like electric fans, washing machines, air-conditioners and others. Her shop is located adjacent to her house. Her regular customers are her neighbors and the local community. She earns a minimum of 300 Philippine Pesos (PHP) in sales every day.
To help her continue operations of her business, she is requesting a Php15,000 loan. She will be utilizing the loan to buy spare parts of appliances. She expects a boost in her business income as she expands her business.
Corazon hopes her business grows and dreams to be able to give her children a good and high quality education through all her hard work on her business. She faithfully meets up with her co-fellowship members to share stories of her work every week and 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 pay Micro Finance loans.
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.