This is Ma. Theresa, 44, resident of Intramuros, Philippines. She is married to Romeo, her business partner and a father of her children. She, together with her husband, manages their household while operating the business. At this time, she is working hard to continually provide income for her everyday expenses.
Ma. Theresa operates a food stall. She sells arroz caldo (Chinese congee) and barbecued meat. Her regular customers are her neighbors and the local community. She earns a minimum of PHP 500 in sales every day.
To help her continue operations of her business, she is requesting a PHP 10, 000 loan. She will be utilizing the loan to buy more quantities of products like pork, rice, condiments and seasonings.
Ma. Theresa hopes to grow her business in the coming years. She meets up with her co-fellowship members to share stories of her life and business every week and where he can also draw strength and inspiration from the Word of God.
* 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.