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Rodolfo G., 30, is married to Sherell G., an overseas contract worker. They have two children, one in elementary school and one in preparatory school. They live in a congested community in Parola. Tondo, Manila.

Rodolfo runs a videoke (karaoke) rental and video game business which earns P 12,000 each month. He also sells gasoline in small amounts for tricycle use and distributes e-load (prepaid credit) for cellular phones. These side businesses provide additional income of P 1,200 a month.

He is going to use his loan to buy another videoke machine.

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On Friday November 8, 2013, Super Typhoon Haiyan made its way through Southeast Asia, causing substantial damage to homes and businesses in areas of the Philippines. Given the state of devastation following this storm, borrowers living and working in these areas may have difficulty making repayments on their loans, thus making their Kiva loans higher risk. More information >>

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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.

About Philippines

  • $7,000
    Average annual income
  • 1310
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $57,977,325
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 48.0
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $425 helped Rodolfo buying an additional videoke (karaoke) machine.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 25, 2009
Jul 17, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2009