A loan of $250 helped additional business capital.

Ma. Isabel's story

Ma. Isabel D., a 48-year-old woman from Malaria, Caloocan City, converted her house’s balcony to a general store six years ago. Her husband, Oscar, 59, is a bookkeeper. Two of their six children are still in school. She sells basic home necessities. Recently, she also started selling food items and fresh eggs. She enjoys her business a lot because she can help augment her family’s income without the need to leave the comfort of her home. Ma. Isabel now earns 13,000 PHP net income per month.

Ma. Isabel joined the Center for Community Transformation (CCT) Credit Cooperative in 2007. She says the most valuable lesson she has learned with the cooperative is the need to save for the future. Ma. Isabel needs a loan of 12,000 PHP for the expansion of her general store. She wants to see her children finish their education.

About CCT:
The Center for Community Transformation (CCT) is an organized Christian response to poverty and social injustice. It is carried out through a fusion of social development initiatives and an evangelical mission in a uniquely Filipino context. CCT 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.

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