Amparo is 60, a widow, and lives in Silang, Cavite Philippines. She earns a living by running a transportation business. She rents her vehicle to drivers who use it to carry up to four passengers at a time, and then share their earnings with her. She makes a minimum of PHP 500 every day. She is requesting a loan for PHP 20,000 to buy spare parts and accessories and to maintain her motorcycle. She expects a boost in her income from the loan. She meets with her co-fellowship members to share stories of her work every week and draw strength and inspiration from her religion.
* 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 who gather each week to study religion, 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.