This is Milagros, 64, resident of Malibay, Pasay, Philippines. She is a widow and a mother to her children. She manages their household while operating the business. She works hard to provide income for their everyday expenses.
Milagros sells Vita Plus products. These are natural health drinks and foods. She also sells ready-to-wear products for men and women. Her regular customers are her neighbors and the local community. She earns a minimum of 300 Philippine pesos (PHP) in sales every day.
To help her continue operations of her business, she is requesting a PHP 30,000 loan. She will be utilizing the loan to buy Vita Plus products and RTW products and merchandise items like polo shirts for men and women and shirts to expand her product inventory.
Milagros hopes that her business will get bigger. She dreams that her children a good life. She meets up with her co-fellowship* members to share stories of her life and business every week and 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 repay 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.