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This is Linda, 51, resident of GMA, Cavite City, Philippines. She is married to Rolando, a cook, and is a mother to her children. She, together with her husband and children, manages the household while operating the business. At this time, she is working hard to continually provide income for her everyday expenses.

Linda operates a coin bank manufacturing business. She buys raw materials used in coin bank production and processes it to produce colorful coin banks. Her finished products were distributed to markets, general stores and other places where she has contacts for her products where she earns a margin for every coin bank she delivers. She earns a minimum of Php7500 in profit every week.

To help her continue operations of her business, she is requesting a Php50,000 loan. She will be utilizing the loan to buy raw materials needed in coin bank production and other supplies for her business. She expects a boost in her business income as she expands her business.

Linda dreams to be able to give her all her children a good and high quality education through all her hard work on her business and she also hopes to tap more customers in the future. She faithfully meets up with her co-fellowship members to share stories of her work every week and where he can also draw strength and inspiration from the Word of God he 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.

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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
  • 1128
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $63,497,150
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 42.6
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,175 helped Linda to pay for raw materials to produce colorful coin banks.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 28, 2011
Aug 11, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2012