A loan of $325 helped to use as additional capital for her sari-sari store.


Linda's story

This is Linda B., a 46-year-old store owner from Tala, Caloocan City. She has five children, one of whom is in high school and two in grade school. Her husband, Jimmy, 43, is a factory worker. Linda has been in business for six years already. She manages her own sari-sari (general) store located at their house. On a monthly basis, she makes more than P10,000. She saves most of her profits to support the education of her children. In 2007, Linda came to know about the Center for Community Transformation (CCT) Credit Cooperative and eventually became a member. She enjoys attending its weekly meetings for women entrepreneurs. Linda has applied for a new loan with the cooperative in the amount of P15,000 as additional capital for her store. Linda says she couldn’t ask for more because all her children are responsible in their studies which gives her all the inspiration to work hard in her business. She is thinking of embarking on additional business ventures soon. 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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