Aireen is 31 and lives in Coron, Palawan, Philippines with her husband Alvin, and their child. Alvin is a tour guide and she operates a variety store. Aireen she is working hard to continually provide income for their everyday expenses.
In the store she sells groceries, toiletries, and beverages. Her store is located near the main street and her customers are tourists, neighbors, and the local community. She makes a minimum of 1,000 PHP in sales everyday. She also operates a tourist boat rental for additional income.
To help her continue operations of her business, she is requesting a PHP 15,000 loan. She will use the loan to buy more groceries, toiletries, beverages and other products to add in her inventory. She expects a boost in her income as she expands her business.
Aireen hopes to grow her business and acquire another tourist boat. She dreams to be able to give her child a high-quality education through all her hard work. 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 repay 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.