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26-year-old Dolor M. lives with her husband Crisanto, a restaurant employee, and their only child, in Malibay, Pasay City.

Dolor has been working hard on her piggery business. She raises pigs to get income to support her family. She also sells fresh pork meat. She brings her pigs to the butcher when they are ready for slaughtering. She also finds time to manage a rickshaw (pedicab) operation. All these business activities account for her monthly income of P24,000.00.

She became a member of the Center for Community Transformation (CCT) Credit Cooperative in 2001. She has a pending application for a new loan with the cooperative in the amount of P30,000.00 to infuse fresh capital into her business.

Dolor hopes to add a canteen business to her existing ones. She also wants to have a meat stall in the nearby public market.

About CCT

The Center for Community Transformation (CCT) is an organized Christian response against poverty and social injustice. This is carried out through the fusion of social development initiatives and evangelical mission in a uniquely Filipino context. It serves urban and rural poor communities throughout the Philippines, in pursuit of its desire to see changed lives, strong families, and transformed communities centered in the Lordship of Jesus Christ.

CCT is a member of the Five Talents family.

Additional Information

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.

About Philippines

  • $7,000
    Average annual income
  • 1454
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $59,289,200
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 47.1
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $650 helped Dolor to infuse fresh capital into her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 22, 2009
Oct 23, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 15, 2010