This is Mary Grace, 34, a resident of Malibay, Pasay, Philippines. She is single and she works hard to provide for her everyday needs and expenses.
Mary Grace offers massage. She already has regular customers in her community and they just contact her when they need her. She does home service. She earns a minimum of PHP 600 in sales every day.
To help her continue operations of her business, she is requesting a PHP 15,000 loan. She will be utilizing the loan to buy oil, towel, lotion and other stuff that she needs. She expects a boost in her business income as she expands her business.
Mary Grace dreams to have her own parlor and hopes that her nieces and nephews will finish their studies. 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 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.