This is Prescilla, 54, a mother and resident of Silang, Cavite, Philippines. She is married to Joseph, a seaman. Prescilla manages their household while operating a business. She and her husband are working hard to provide income for their family's everyday needs.
Prescilla maintains a direct-selling business. She sells different health products and apparel from Purple Networx. A customer's order is bought in cash by the dealer and then given to the customer with one month to pay. The dealer’s prices are lower than those in the catalog, and the difference provides the profits that dealers earn as their income. Her regular customers are her neighbors and residents of the local community. She earns a minimum of PHP 2000 in sales every week.
To help her continue operating her business, Prescilla is requesting a PHP 13,000 loan to buy purple corn juice, optimum cleanse, optimum power, and different apparel as well as additional supplies and merchandise. She expects a boost in her income as she expands her business.
Prescilla hopes to expand her business and dreams that her youngest child will finish his studies. She meets up with her co-fellowship* members every week to share stories of her life and business and to draw strength and inspiration from the fellowship and 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.