This is Jocelyn, 37, resident of Dasmariñas, Cavite City, Philippines. She is married to Millirocen, an overseas Filipino worker, and mother of three children. She, together with her children, manages their household while operating the business. At this time, she is working hard to continually provide income for her everyday expenses.
Jocelyn operates a silkscreen printing business. Silkscreen printing is the process of creating a stencil in a mesh screen and then using a squeegee to push the ink through the mesh onto a shirt or garment. Clients go to her to request for printing; they give their desired pattern or design. Her regular customers are her neighbors and the local community. She earns a minimum of PHP 2,000 per week.
To help her continue operations of her business, she is requesting a PHP 17,000 loan. She will be utilizing the loan to buy more quantities of raw materials like paint, a screen, and shirts. She expects a boost in her business income as she expands her business.
Jocelyn dreams to be able to give her children a good and high quality education through all her hard work on her business. She faithfully meets up with her co-fellowship members to share stories of her 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 pay 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.