This is Ma. Dolores, 45, a resident of Dasmariñas, Cavite, Philippines. She is married to Ramil, a driver and is a mother to her children. Together with her husband, she manages their household while operating her business. At this time, she is working hard to continually provide income for her everyday expenses.
Ma. Dolores operates a dental clinic. She manages her dental clinic's operation. She offers dental check-ups, tooth extractions and other dental procedures. Her regular customers are her neighbors and the local community. She earns a minimum of 1000 PHP in sales every day.
To help her continue business operations, she is requesting a 30,000 PHP loan. She will use the loan to maintain her clinic and to buy operative supplies. She expects a boost in her income as she expands her business.
Ma. Dolores dreams of expanding her business and hopes to give her children a good and quality education. She faithfully meets up with her co-fellowship* members to share stories of her work every week and 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.