This is Christia, 62, resident of Taguig City, Philippines. She is married to Salvador, self employed, and mother to her children. She manages their household while operating a business. At this time, she is working hard to continually provide income for her everyday expenses.
Christia operates an LPG business. What she basically does is buy Liquefied Petroleum Gas tanks from wholesalers and sell them per tank with a little profit. LPG tanks can range from small to regular size tanks. Her regular customers are her neighbors and the local community. She earns a minimum of 600 Philippine pesos (PHP) in sales every day.
To help her continue operations of her business, she is requesting a 50,000 PHP loan. She will be utilizing the loan to buy more stock of LPG tanks to expand her product inventory. She expects a boost in her business income as she expands her business.
Christia dreams to expand her business and hopes to have a happy family and good health. She meets up with her co-fellowship members* to share stories of her life and business every week. The is 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 microfinance 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.