A loan of $1,025 helped to purchase bakery supplies and other merchandise for a general store.

Leticia's story

Leticia D. C. lives and does business in Baclaran - a commercial district between the cities of Paranaque and Pasay City. She is 55 years old and lives with her two children.

Leticia owns and manages a bakery which is open to customers twenty-four hours a day (24/7). She also has a general store where she sells banana cue and coconuts. She opened her bakery a few years ago with only an assistant working at the oven. Now her bakery employs nine bakers who rotate as store attendants as well. She earns at least P30,000 a day from the combined operations of the bakery and the general store.

She has just finished repaying her previous loan with the Center for Community Transformation (CCT) Credit Cooperative. The easy-to-pay and low-interest loans provided by the cooperative allow her to purchase bakery supplies and store merchandise in bulk amounts, saving her a lot of time and money. She has currently applied for a new loan in the amount of P48,000 to use as additional capital for her businesses.

Leticia believes that education would be the best gift she could give her children, so she works hard to better improve her businesses. She finds fulfillment in that from her profits and savings, she is able to send her children to reputable schools.

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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