This is Nenita, 54, a resident of Silang, Cavite, Philippines. She is married to Nemrod, a caretaker and a mother to her children. She, together with her husband, manages their household as she works hard to continually provide income for her everyday expenses.
Nenita makes and sells rice cakes and rice dishes. These are foods commonly eaten for snacks and sometimes after a meal for dessert. She sells it per order and it is in demand on special occasions and holidays. Her regular customers are her neighbors and the local community. She earns a minimum of Php500 in sales every day.
To help her continue operations of her business, she is requesting a Php15,000 loan. She will be utilizing the loan to buy more quantities of products like rice, sugar, condiments and seasonings. She expects a boost in her business income as she expands.
Nenita hopes to grow her business and dreams to make a better living. She meets up with her co-fellowship members to share stories of her work 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 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.