This is Roselle. She is 29 years old and a resident of Cabrera, Pasay, Philippines. She is a widow. Her husband died just two years ago. She has a child who attends elementary school. At this time, she is working hard to continually provide income for her everyday expenses.
Roselle operates a food stall. She sells snacks like burgers, siomai (traditional Chinese dumplings served in dim sum) and fish balls (well-seasoned balls of ground fish and eggs and crushed crumbs simmered in fish stock). These are common snacks in the Philippines. Her regular customers are her neighbors and the local community. She earns a minimum of 500 PHP in sales every day.
To help her continue operating her business, she is requesting a loan of 10,000 PHP. She will be utilizing the loan to buy burgers, siomai and fish balls.
Roselle dreams to expand her business and hopes to give her child a good future. She meets with her co-fellowship members to share stories of her work every week and also to draw strength and inspiration from the Word of God she studies.
* All CCT community partners and/or 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.