This is Jimmy, 60, a resident of Tondo, Manila, Philippines. He is married to Josephine, a vendor, and they have children. Together with his wife, he manages their household while operating his business. At this time, he is working hard to continually provide income for their everyday expenses.
Jimmy is a dental technologist. He makes dentures, dental bridges, removable partial dentures and other dental appliances. His regular customers are his neighbors and the local community. He earns a minimum of 600 PHP in his business every day.
To help him continue the operation of his business, he is requesting a loan of 20,000 PHP. He will use the loan to buy materials such as upper and lower porcelain, acrylic powder and liquid and other materials needed in his business.
Jimmy dreams that his business will continue to exist and expand. He meets up with his co-fellowship* members to share stories of his work every week and draw strength and inspiration from the Word of God he 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.