This is Restita, 56, resident of Caloocan, Philippines. She is married to Raul and is a mother to her children. She manages their household while operating the business. At this time, she is working hard to continually provide income for their everyday expenses.
Restita is a soft drinks dealer. She buys large quantities of soft drinks from a soft drink factory then sells it to different variety stores. Her ability to please people gives her more loyal customers. She also has a variety store for additional income. She earns a minimum of 7,000 Philippine Pesos (PHP) in sales every day.
To help her continue operations of her business, she is requesting a PHP 25,000 loan. She will be utilizing the loan to buy more soft drink varieties to expand her product inventory. She will also use the loan to buy grocery items for her variety store.
Restita dreams of expanding her business and hopes to improve her family's living condition. She meets up with her co-fellowship members to share stories of her work every week. There she can also 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 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.