This is Roldan C., 29, resident of Silang, Cavite City, Philippines. He is married to Corazon C., a plant retailer, and father to their children. By the grace of God, Roldan has managed to support his children's schooling. At this time, he is working hard to send his children all the way through college, a dream for most poor Filipino parents like Roldan as he himself has been a college undergraduate and believes that a college diploma is the best inheritance parents could leave to their children.
Roldan is a landscaping artist who decorates gardens. He and his wife aesthetically alter the view of any plain garden or patio for a specific fee. His wife provides the plants needed for the transformation. His regular customers are his neighbors and the local community.
To help him continue operations of his business, he is requesting a Php 19,000 loan. He will be utilizing the loan to buy plants, ornamental rocks, grasses and other landscaping needs. He expects a boost in his income as he expands his business.
Roldan dreams of being able to give his children a good, high quality education through all his hard work on his business. He faithfully meets up with his co-fellowship* members to share stories of his work every week.
* All CCT community partners / clients are organized into fellowship groups that meet on a weekly basis. A fellowship group is composed of 15 to 30 community partners. The fellowship groups gather each week to study the Word of God, build social capital, and repay Micro Finance loans.
About the Center for Community Transformation
The Center for Community Transformation (CCT) is dedicated to the development of communities and lives via spiritual transformation and access to financial services. CCT offers loan products to address the needs of micro-entrepreneurs in the Philippines. The organization’s loan products include small business, education, and housing loans. CCT utilizes a community-based approach to provide a variety of non-financial services that include training and development programs, clinics, disaster relief operations, a low-cost medicine program, and social service programs. CCT offers a unique “Pavement Dweller” program designed to provide food, housing, and job training. CCT also provides education support services to the poorest groups in the Philippines. Find more information about CCT on their website or join their lending team.