This is Lilia, 47, a resident of Dasmariñas, Cavite, Philippines. She is married to a driver and is a mother to her children. She, together with her husband, manages their household while operating the business. At this time, she is working hard to continually provide income for their everyday expenses.
Lilia oversees a van for rental business. She has one L300 van which she makes available for renting. Her husband is the driver when her van is rented. She also has a 'tricycle' unit for extra income. Her regular customers are her neighbors and the local community. She earns a minimum of Php 20,000 monthly.
To help her continue operations of her business, she is requesting a Php 20,000 loan. She will be utilizing the loan to to buy spare parts and for the maintenance of her van. She expects a boost in her business income as she expands her business.
Lilia dreams of giving her family a good life. She faithfully meets up with her co-fellowship members to share stories of her work every week and 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.