This is Rea Jean, 27, a resident of Taguig, Philippines. She is married to Michael, a driver, and she is a mother. She, together with her husband, manage their household while operating the business. At this time, she is working hard to continually provide income for her everyday expenses.
Rea Jean operates a street-vending business. She sells hotdogs, barbecue, large intestine of chicken, and other street foods. Customers are attracted to the low prices and the many products she offers. Her regular customers are neighbors, as well as the local community. She earns a minimum of 300 Philippine Pesos (PHP) in sales every day.
To help her continue the operation of her business, she is requesting a loan of PHP 8,000. She will use the loan to buy more quantities and varieties of products to expand her inventory. She expects a boost in her business income as she expands her business.
Rea Jean hopes that her business will continue to be successful, and dreams of giving her children a good and quality education.
She faithfully meets with her co-fellowship members to share stories of her work every week, and she draws strength and inspiration from the Word of God that 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.