A loan of $325 helped additional capital for her new business venture.

Lucila's story

This is Lucila M., 63 years old. Although already a senior citizen, her eyes are still sharp enough that she can still use her sewing machine and make a living from it. She lives with her husband Romeo, age 60, a family driver in Maricaban, Pasay City. All their four children are now working.

Lucila has been sewing dresses for all types of people for twenty years now. She specializes in school uniforms. Just recently, she found time to prepare sandwiches and sell them to her clients. She found out that she could earn additional income from it, so she seriously attended to her new business along with her first love – dressmaking.

She became a member of the Center for Community Transformation (CCT) Credit Cooperative in 2002. Now on her 10th loan cycle, Lucila applied for a 15,000 PHP loan so she can purchase and store different kinds of sandwich spread for her new business.

Lucila says she couldn’t ask for more, because she has already seen the fruits of her labor – all her children have finished schooling and are now working.

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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