This is Maribel, 33, a resident of Bacoor, Cavite, Philippines. She is married to Joseph, an electrician, and is a mother to her children. She, together with her husband, manages their own household while operating a business. At this time, she is working hard to continually provide income for their everyday expenses.
Maribel operates a buy and sell business. She buys silver accessories then sells them to customers with a profit. Her customers are her neighbors and people in the local community. She earns a minimum of PHP 3000 in sales every week.
To help her continue the operations of her business, Maribel is requesting a PHP 30, 000 loan. She will be utilizing the loan to buy more quantities and varieties of products to expand her product inventory. She expects a boost in her business income as she expands her business.
Maribel dreams to be able to give her children a good and high quality education and hopes that her business would grow 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 and where she can also 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 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.