Dante C., 43, is a horticulturist based in Silang, Cavite. He is married to Dorotea, 43, a housewife. They have four children: the eldest already makes a living, the second is still in college and the two youngest aren’t attending school yet.
Dante has been taking care of ornamental and decorative plants, and making a living doing so, for a decade now. He has a small nursery along the National Highway of their town which also serves as the “showroom” for all his plants and flowers. He is also a transport operator. His jeepneys (small buses) ply different routes in the province. Combined, he earns more than P25,000 per month.
Dante was half-hearted when he joined the Center for Community Transformation (CCT) Credit Cooperative in 2006. He thought CCT was just for women entrepreneurs, but has been proven wrong and now even loves to invite other entrepreneurs to join the cooperative. He wants to share with his friends the many blessings he has received since joining CCT.
Dante needs a loan of P19,000 to improve his nursery. He wants to buy big and beautiful plant pots and many more plant seedlings. Dante also dreams of having a branch in other areas.
The Center for Community Transformation (CCT) is an organized Christian response against poverty and social injustice. This is carried out through the 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.
CCT is a member of the Five Talents family.
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.