Marietta B. is 55 years old. She has been buying and selling bananas for ten years. She lives in Area-B, Parola, Binondo, Manila, very close to an international container terminal and seaport. Her husband is a driver.
Marietta supplies bananas in bulk to retailers in a public market in Sampaloc, Manila. She earns a net income of P24,000.00 a month from this business.
She joined the Center for Community Transformation (CCT) Credit Cooperative in 1998. She is one of CCT's earliest community members. She has just finished repaying her previous loan from the cooperative. She has applied for a new loan of P34,000.00 to as additional capital for her banana dealership.
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.