This is William, 56. He is a resident of Bacoor, Cavite, Philippines. He is married to Soledad and is a father to their children. He and his wife manage their household while operating the business. At this time, he is working hard to continually provide income for their everyday expenses.
William operates a tailoring business. He mainly offers curtains, bedsheets, blankets and other home trappings. Seasonal demands for clothing like uniforms and such are available all year round. He also does repairs and alterations. His regular customers are his neighbors and the local community. He earns a minimum of 500 PHP (Philippines pesos) in sales every day.
To help him continue operations of his business, he is requesting a 10,000 PHP loan. He will be utilizing the loan to buy more quantities of raw materials like fabric, thread and other items needed in his business.
William hopes that his business will grow larger and dreams to give his family a good life. He meets up with his co-fellowship* members to share stories of his life and business every week and draw strength and inspiration from the fellowship and from the Word of God he 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 microfinance 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.