This is Jennifer, 37, a resident of Bacoor, Cavite, Philippines. She is married to Dario, a sewer, and mother to their children. Jennifer operates a vegetable stand and buys different vegetables from a trusted dealer to sell at her stall. She also sells frozen and processed food for additional income. Jennifer works very hard to send her children to college and to provide for their everyday needs. Her husband is very supportive of her and he is also working for their family. Jennifer’s regular customers are neighbors and local community members. She earns a minimum of 750 PHP each day.
Jennifer is requesting a 30,000 PHP loan to buy more quantities of fruit and vegetables to expand her product inventory. She hopes that her business will continue to grow and flourish. Jennifer meets up with her co-fellowship* members each week to share stories of her work every week.
*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 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.