This is Ma. Eleonor, 44, resident of Cabrera, Pasay, Philippines. She is married and they have children. She, together with her husband, manages their own household while operating the business. At this time, she is working hard to continually provide income for their everyday expenses.
Ma. Eleonor operates an accounting firm. She has two regular employees and two part-time workers. She has been in this business for fifteen years now. She acts as the owner and manager of the firm Her regular customers are students and the local community. She earns a minimum of 10,000 Philippine Pesos (PHP) every day.
To help her continue operations of her business, she is requesting a Php 45,000 loan. She will be utilizing the loan to buy laptops that will be used in their office.
Ma. Eleonor hopes that her business will grow and expand and have a printing press soon. She meets up with her co-fellowship* members to share stories of her work every week and 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 repay Micro Finance 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.