Fe is a resident of Intramuros, Manila, Philippines. She is a widow and a mother to her children. She, together with her children, manages their household while operating her business. At this time, she is working hard to continually provide income for their everyday expenses.
Fe is in the processed meat business. She makes processed meat ranging from sausages embutido (pork roll), processed pork and other similar products. She also sells garlic and onions. Fe's regular customers are her neighbors and the local community. She earns a minimum of 1000 PHP in sales every day.
To help her continue operatinge her business, Fe is requesting a 30,000 PHP loan. She will be utilizing the loan to buy pork and other ingredients needed for the products she sells. She expects a boost in her business income as she expands her business.
Fe hopes to be able to expand her business soon as she dreams of having her own house and land through all her hard work. She faithfully meets up with her co-fellowship* members to share stories of her work every week and she can also draw strength and inspiration from the Word of God she studies there.
* 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.