This is Edmun, 40, resident of Dasmariñas, Cavite, Philippines. His partner is Elean, a housewife and together they have children. They manage their household and operate a business. At this time, Edmun is working hard to continually provide income for their everyday expenses.
Edmun maintains a tricycle business. He owned and drives one motorcycle with sidecar (tricycle) that carries up to four passengers to their destination within the community. He starts working as early as 7:00am in the morning until 8:00pm in the evening. His regular customers are her neighbors and the local community. Edmun earns a minimum of Php300 every day.
To help Edmun continue operating his business, he is requesting an amount of Php10, 000 to buy motorcycle parts for the maintenance of his taxi. He has to maintain his taxi in good condition in order to earn a regular income.
Edmun hopes to have additional tricycles and he dreams that his family will always be in good health. He meets up with his co-fellowship members to share stories of his work every week and where he can also 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 pay 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.