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I recently had the opportunity to conduct two days of marketing and communications workshops for the staff of CCT, HOPE’s partner in the Philippines. Though I had come to share my area of expertise, I truly relished the opportunity to witness theirs as I visited the ministry’s expansive work.

Our workshops were held at CCT’s retreat and training center in the town of Tagatay, which boasts amazing lake and volcano views. While the more affluent trek to this area as tourists, tucked away in the back streets and alleys are many who struggle daily to provide for their families. Following the first day’s sessions, I met Arvin, a CCT savings group facilitator. In just three months, CCT’s new savings program had grown to include about 200 people in 15 savings groups, and I was eager to learn more about those who had committed to save in solidarity. Continue Reading…