This is Felimon, 54, a resident of Silang, Cavite, Philippines. He is married to Veronica and is a father to his children. He and his wife manage their household while operating the business. At this time, he is working hard to continually provide for his family.
Felimon operates a food stall, where he sells fish balls. In the Philippines, fish balls are commonly sold on the side of the street. They are served skewered, and can be dipped into different kinds of sauces. Fish balls are somewhat flat in shape, and are often made with the meat of cuttlefish. His other products include squid balls and quail eggs. His regular customers are his neighbors and the local community. He earns a minimum of PHP 200 in sales every day.
To help him continue operations of his business, Felimon is requesting a PHP 50,000 loan. He will be utilizing the loan to buy more quantities of fish ball ingredients and other ingredients needed in his business. He expects a boost in his business income as he expands his business.
Felimon hopes to be able to expand soon. He faithfully meets up with his co-fellowship* members every week to share stories of his work and to 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.