This is Jesus, 66, resident of Malibay, Pasay City, Philippines. He is married to Cristeta the mother to their four children – all of them have already had their own families. Jesus, manages his household while operating the business. At this time, he is working hard to continually provide income for their everyday expenses.
Jesus operates a room/apartment rental business. He is currently managing nine units that local students and employees rented on a monthly basis. He earns a minimum of 6000 Philippine Pesos (PHP) in sales every week.
To help him continue operations of his business, he is requesting a Php 37,000 loan. He will be utilizing the loan for the repair and maintenance of his rental units. He expects a boost in his business income as he expands his business.
Jesus hopes to be able to do his renovation soon. He faithfully meets up with his co-fellowship* members to share stories of his work every week and where he can also draw strength and inspiration from the Word of God he 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 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.