A loan of $375 helped to purchase more grocery items to sell.

Emerita's story

Emerita B., 57, is a widow who lives in Malibay, Pasay City. She owns a general store located on an alley in front of her house. She has been in business for nearly 20 years and earns more than 12,000 Philippine pesos (PHP) a month.

Emerita joined the Center for Community Transformation Credit Cooperative (CCT) in 2003. The loans provided by the cooperative have helped sustain her business. She is now applying for a 17,000 PHP loan from CCT which she will use to expand her store by purchasing more items to sell. She wishes to have a better place to conduct her business. She has also been dreaming of having her own house and lot for her children.

About CCT
The Center for Community Transformation (CCT) is an organized Christian response to poverty and social injustice. It is carried out through the fusion of social development initiatives and an evangelical mission in a uniquely Filipino context. CCT 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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