CCFA Launches Retail Outlet Enterprise

LIGHT CCFA Enterprise

(From L-R) Melvin Bona, LIGHT Community Development Officer; Alicia Saba, Brgy. Captain of Brgy. Carolina, Naga City; Jemuel Avila, LIGHT Naga Branch Manager; Emeliana Bacay, Cluster Leader Enterprise; Diana Rosela, CCFA Beneficiary; Eufresina Manguiat, CCFA President; Rosa Gabiazo, CCFA Treasurer

The Carolina Community Farmers Association (CCFA) under the Community Development Program of Lead with Integrity and Good Governance in Helping Communities for Holistic Transformation (LIGHT) Microfinance, Inc., launched its first retail outlet enterprise in Baranggay Carolina, Naga City on February 24, 2017 to provide quality and affordable commodities in their Barangay.

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LIGHT Provides Assistance to Typhoon Auring Victims

LIGHT Butuan Relief Assistance

LIGHT (Lead with Integrity and Good Governance in Helping Communities for Holistic Transformation) Microfinance, Inc., organized a relief distribution activity for the 158 families it serves in Butuan City on January 16-19, 2017 as part of the organization’s Disaster Relief Assistance project under its Non-Financial Services Program.

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LIGHT Promotes Urban Gardening in Communities

Fifty (50) students and twenty (20) parents participated in the “Leaves and Lives: Lamang ang may Kaalaman sa Halaman” project of LIGHT (Lead with Integrity and Good Governance for Holistic Transformation) Microfinance, Inc., on August 15, 2016 at Saint Francis National Highschool in Brgy., Halang, Binan, Laguna for the organization’s Balik Blessing Program under its Non-Financial Services.

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Quick Exercise Ideas for the Busy You


Finding time for exercise is a challenging task. Agree? Especially to us, professionals, we have so many excuses – overtime, busy, stressed, etc. And if you are one of those who frequent the gym, you might have heard from a friend whenever you’d ask them to come with you the usual, “naku, next time na lang!” or “sige, try ko tomorrow.

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I Got Promoted! Now What?


If you’re like me, who’s working on an 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM job (well technically it’s 7:00 AM to 4:00 PM for me, but you know what I mean!), getting promoted will never be off of your list. Let’s not kid ourselves, we all want a promotion or a raise at the very least! But once we already got it, what do we do next? As much as we’d always want to be “the very best,” *cue Pokemon theme* that cannot just simply happen all the time. Upon reaching the next level, it’s time for us to work hard again for the next one. It may sound like a never ending cycle but as long as we’re living we should never stop growing, right?

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Being Connected with the True Vine

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Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch bear fruits of itself unless it abides in the vine, so neither can you unless you abide in Me. I am the vine, you are the branches; he who abides in Me and I in him, be bears much fruit, for apart from Me you can do nothing.” – John 15:4-5

Jesus used the word “abide” in verse 4 as a command to the disciples because He knew that not all of them are abiding – that Jesus knew Judas would eventually betray Him. You see, in reality, not all believers abide every single time. We may be working in a Christian organization, earn a living, practice generosity, and even serve the poor and still not be able to abide. That is why we need to know that there is a difference between work and fruit. It is not impossible to be working for Christ and still not be fruitful just because we are not abiding. But how do we abide? The only way is to be connected as the branch to the one true vine (John 15:5). We have been called to be connected with the vine in order to not just produce fruit but to bear it; for bearing fruit is a natural outcome of being in Christ and letting Him live His life through us. We love Jesus because He first loved us (1John 4:19). We didn’t choose Him, He chose us to walk out our faith in obedience to Him (John 15:16).

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