Amador is a hardworking entrepreneur from Silang Cavite, Philippines. He is 58 years old, married to Eden and has five children who are currently in school. He sells fresh fish to provide for the everyday needs and expenditures of the family.
He buys different kinds of fish at wholesale prices and sells them by the kilo. He buys fish at the local fish port early in the morning. There are many patrons who prefer his products because they are assured of its freshness and cleanliness. His store is located in a temporary fish market. His regular customers are his neighbors and the local community. He earns a minimum of Php1,000 in sales every day.
Amador is taking out PHP 15,000 loan assistance to continue operations of his business. He will be utilizing the loan to buy more fish, which are necessary to increase his inventory.
He hopes for his income to grow and desires to improve the family's general living conditions. He meets up with his co-fellowship* members to share stories of his life and business every week and where he can also draw strength and inspiration from the fellowship and 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.