A loan of $400 helped as additional capital.


Erlinda's story

Erlinda H. lives and does business in Baseco Compound, Port Area, Manila. She is 55 years old. Her husband Benjamin, 59, works on a school maintenance crew. One of their six children is now in college.

Erlinda has been selling rice cakes and homemade peanut butter for five years. Then she opened a general store almost two years ago. Combined, she earns more than P18,000.00 a month. She has hired one store assistant.

She became a member of the Center for Community Transformation (CCT) Credit Cooperative in the summer of 2007. She recently applied for a P18, 000.00 loan with CCT as additional capital for her business.



About CCT

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.



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