A loan of $300 helped purchase more grocery items to sell.

Virginia's story

Virginia P. is a 53-year-old widow living with her children in Pangarap (Dream) Village, Caloocan City.

Virginia has a general store located in her residence. She also maintains coin-operated video-game consoles. Virginia says she has coped and moved on from the pain of losing her husband and now enjoys attending her business. She now earns more than 30,000 Philippine pesos.

Virginia joined the Center for Community Transformation (CCT) credit cooperative in 2005. She has been active in inviting other women in her community to her group. She has just finished repaying her previous loan with the cooperative. Now, for her 13th loan, she has applied for a fresh loan in the amount of P14,000 as additional capital for her business. She dreams of having a larger grocery store someday.

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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