This is Guillerma, age 45, who is a resident of Batasan, Quezon City in the Philippines. She is married to Elizaldy, a self employed man, and she is a mother to her children. She and her family manage their own business while sustaining their everyday expenses.
Guillerma operates a bookbinding business. This business is in demand, especially by schools and businesses. Aside from her bookbinding business, she also has a photocopy and printing center. She earns a minimum of PHP 2,000 in sales every day.
To help her continue operating her business, she is requesting a PHP 50,000 loan. She will be utilizing the loan to buy cover binding, bond paper, toner and other things needed in her business.
Guillerma hopes to have other branches and dreams of attracting more customers. She meets with her co-fellowship members to share stories of her life and business every week and 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 comprises 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.