Mary Ann is 43 years old, married, and has five children. She lives in GMA, Cavite City, Philippines. Her husband is a company driver. Together with her husband, she manages their household while operating the piggery business. At this time, she is working hard to provide income for their everyday expenses.
Mary Ann sells live hogs to meat dealers. Sometimes they have the pigs slaughtered and sold in the market. Her regular customers are her neighbors and the local community. She earns approximately 5,000 PHP in sales every week.
Mary Ann is requesting a loan for 29,000 PHP to help her continue operations of her business She will use the loan to buy feeds and additional hogs. She expects a boost in her business income as she expands her business.
Mary Ann hopes that her business will continue to be successful. She meets weekly with her co-fellowship* members to share stories of her work and study the word of God.
* 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 God, build social capital, and pay microfinance 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.