This is Monna Liza, 24, a resident of Malibay, Pasay, Philippines. She is still single, and she lives with her parents. She is working hard continually, to provide income for her everyday expenses. Monna Liza offers massage services. She does a home service. Her regular customers are her neighbors and the local community. She earns a minimum of PHP 900 every day, for her services.
To help her continue the operations of her business, she is requesting a PHP 15,000 loan. She will use the loan to buy supplies for her business. She expects a boost in her business income, as she expands her business.
Monna Liza hopes that her business will grow and dreams of saving money, to help her family. She meets up with her co-fellowship members* every week, to share stories of her work and to 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 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.