This is Corazon, 48, a resident of Silang, Cavite, Philippines. She is married to Frank, a factory worker, and mother to her children. Together with her husband and children, she manages their household, while she operates the business. She is working hard to continually provide income for their everyday expenses.
Corazon sells different frozen and processed products. These products are very salable, especially in families who have children going to school. It’s cheap and easy to prepare for children’s packed lunches. Her regular customers are her neighbors and the local community. She earns a minimum of PHP 400 in sales every day.
To help her continue operating her business, she is requesting a PHP 30,000 loan. She will use the loan to buy frozen and processed food products, like hot dogs, steamed buns, ham, stuffed meat, and other related products. She expects a boost in her business income, as she expands the business.
Corazon hopes to be able to expand soon, as she dreams of being able to give her children a good and high-quality education through all her hard work on her business. She faithfully meets with her co-fellowship* members every week, to share stories of her work and to 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 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.