This is Lailani, 43, a resident of Manila, Philippines. She is married to Nelson and is a mother. She and her husband manage their household while operating the business. She works hard to provide income for her everyday expenses.
Lailani operates a tailoring business. She mainly offers sportswear, shirts and jogging pants used in physical activities in school. Seasonal demands for clothing, like uniforms, occur year round. She also does repairs and alterations. Her regular customers are her neighbors and community. She earns a minimum of Php500 in sales every day.
To help her continue operations, she is requesting a Php20,000 loan. She will use the loan to buy more raw materials like fabric, thread and other items. She expects a boost in her income as she expands her business.
Lailani hopes her business grows and dreams of giving her family a good future through all her hard work. She faithfully meets 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 weekly. A fellowship group is composed of 15 to 30 community partners. The fellowship groups 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.