Rosa owns a variety store. This is a small store that can be owned by anyone in the community and is connected to or just inside their houses. This is where you can buy a sachet of shampoo or conditioner, a bar of soap, 5 Philippine pesos-worth of cooking oil, or an egg. Rosa gets her products from a wholesaler at a lower price, then she will sell it per piece for a higher price to have profit. Her regular customers are her neighbors, passersby, and the people in the community. She earns 300 Philippine pesos (PHP) a day.
To be able to expand her inventory, Rosa is requesting a loan of 30,000 PHP. She will use the loan to buy groceries, toiletries, and beverages to expand her product inventory. This loan will be a great help as she adds more products to her store.
Rosa hopes that her business will continue to grow and expand. She meets up with her co-fellowship* members to share stories of her life and business every week and where she can also draw strength and inspiration from the fellowship and 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 repay Micro Finance loans.
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On Friday November 8, 2013, Super Typhoon Haiyan made its way through Southeast Asia, causing substantial damage to homes and businesses in areas of the Philippines. Given the state of devastation following this storm, borrowers living and working in these areas may have difficulty making repayments on their loans, thus making their Kiva loans higher risk. More information >>
About the Center for Community TransformationThe 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.
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