A loan of $250 helped to purchase additional merchandise for sale in her store.


Elena's story

Elena C. is a 42-year-old store owner who has been in business for 15 years. Her husband works overseas and she lives with their seven children. They live in one of the poor communities of Bagong Silang, Caloocan City.


Elena used to earn money by cooking and serving food to her neighbors until she opened a small variety store three months ago. She makes a daily income of P 600 and has hired two youngsters to assist her in her business.


She has been with the Center for Community Transformation (CCT) Credit Cooperative for four years. She is now seeking a loan of P 12,000. She will use the loan to purchase additional merchandise for her store, reducing the frequency of trips to the market to buy more inventory.


Elena is working hand-in-hand with her husband, who works miles away, to sustain her children’s education. She also dreams of owning a bigger grocery store.


About CCT


The Center for Community Transformation (CCT) is an organized Christian response against poverty and social injustice. This is carried out through a fusion of social development initiatives and evangelical mission in a uniquely Filipino context. It serves urban and rural poor communities throughout the Philippines, in pursuit of its desire to see changed lives, strong families, and transformed communities centered in the Lordship of Jesus Christ.



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