This is Angela, 45, a resident of Tanza, Cavite, Philippines. She is married to Vicente, a carpenter, and a mother to her children. Together with her husband, she manages their own household while operating her business. At this time, she is working hard to continually provide income for her family's everyday expenses.
Angela operates a rug-making business. She mainly offers rugsof many sizes and shapes, from round palm-sized ones, to much larger doormats and other crafts that most rug-makers come up every day. As rugs are a major part of Filipino housekeeping and cleaning, rugs are one of the most common products that can be bought, sometimes even from a peddler while you are riding in a speeding jeepney down the highway. Her regular customers are her neighbors and the local community. She earns a minimum of 500 PHP in sales every day.
To help her continue her business operations, she is requesting a 20,000 PHP loan. She will use the loan to buy more quantities of raw materials like fabric, thread and other materials for her business. She expects a boost in her income as she expands her business.
Angela hopes to expand her business and to have more customers. She dreams that all her children will finish their studies and that they will have a good life. 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.