Maribel is 35 years old and lives in Silang, Cavite City, Philippines with her husband and children. She works hard at her tailoring business to support her family. She makes curtains, bed sheets, blankets and other items for the home as well as doing repairs and alterations. She earns about PHP 400 a day. She is applying for a loan for PHP 10,000 to buy more of the materials she needs to run her business. She faithfully meets up with her co-fellowship* members to share work stories and study religion.
* 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 and meet weekly.
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.