Anita, 61, is a resident of Quezon City, Philippines. Single, she manages her household while operating the business. At this time, she is working hard to continually provide income for her everyday expenses.
Anita owns a variety store. She buys groceries like canned goods, condiments, milk, sugar and primary commodities that are needed in every household. She earns money by getting supplies at wholesale prices and selling by the piece. Her store is located adjacent to her house. Her regular customers are her neighbors and the local community. She earns a minimum of 600 PHP in sales every day.
She is requesting a loan of PHP 14,000 that will help her to continue her business well. She will be using the loan to buy groceries, toiletries and beverages to expand her product inventory. Her profits from business will definitely help her to sustain her daily needs.
Anita dreams that her sari-sari store will turn into a grocery someday. She hopes that she will have a longer life to enjoy it. She never fails to attend to the fellowship* every week as it inspires her to grow more spiritually and she can draw strength and inspiration from the word of God she studies.
* 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 pay microfinance 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.