This is Marylin, 48, a resident of Silang, Cavite, Philippines. She is a businesswoman and a mother. She and her husband, Ronildo, manage their household while operating the business. She works hard to keep providing income for their everyday expenses.
Marylin operates an ornamental plant business. She grows garden plants that are native to the Philippines, like ylang-ylang, golden shower, and dahlias as well as a variety of hanging plants. Her regular customers are local tourists, neighbors, and the nearby community. She earns a minimum of PHP 300 in sales every day.
To help her continue to operate her business, she is requesting a loan of PHP 15,000. She will use the loan to buy fertilizer and garden supplies for her business.
Marylin hopes to expand her business. She meets up with other fellowship members to share stories of her work every week and to draw strength and inspiration from the Word of God she studies.
* All CCT community partners/clients are organized into fellowship groups that meet every week. 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.