This is Gerocil, who is 26 years old and a resident of Caloocan City, Philippines. She is married to Efren, a businessman, and she is a mother to her child. She manages their household while operating her business. At this time, she is working hard to continually provide income for their everyday expenses.
Gerocil operates a poultry supply store, where she sells different supplies, mostly for cocks. She sells it by kilo, and her regular customers are her neighbors and the local community. She earns a minimum of PHP 500 in sales every day.
To help her continue operations of her business, she is requesting a PHP 25,000 loan. She will be using the loan to buy more feeds and other supplies needed to expand her product inventory. She expects a boost in her business income as she expands her business.
Gerocil hopes to grow her business and dreams of being able to give her family a good future 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. It is 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.