This is Editha, 34, a resident of Intramuros, Manila, Philippines. She is married to Jordan, a vendor, and they have children. Together with her husband and children, the family manages their own business to be able to meet their everyday expenses.
Editha operates newsstand. Her regular customers are her neighbors and members of the local community. She earns a minimum of PHP 200 in sales every day.
To help her continue operating her business, Editha is requesting a PHP 8000 loan. She will use the loan to buy more newspapers to sell.
Editha hopes that her business will continue to grow and dreams that her children will finish their studies. Every week, she meets up with her co-fellowship members to share stories of her work.
* 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.