This is Juanita, who is 57 years old and a resident of Cavite City, Philippines. She is married to Antonio. Together with her husband, she manages their household while operating a business. She works hard to continually provide income for her family's everyday expenses.
Juanita operates a tailoring business. She specifically offers curtains. There are seasonal demands for clothing like uniforms and such all year round. She also does repairs and alterations. Aside from this, she sells dried fish for additional income. Her regular customers are her neighbors and the local community. She earns a minimum of PHP 400 in sales every day.
To help her continue to operate her business, she is requesting a PHP 40,000 loan. She will use the loan to buy more quantities of materials like fabric, thread, and other items needed in her business. She expects a boost in her business income as she expands her business.
Juanita hopes to have an alternative business through all her hard work on her business . She faithfully meets up with her co-fellowship* members every week to share stories of their work. There 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.