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Maria Nia
This is Maria Nia, 40, resident of Taguig City, Philippines. She is married to Jessiemar, her business partner, and is mother to her four children. She, together with her husband, manage their own household while operating the business. At this time, she is working hard to continually provide income for their everyday expenses.

Maria Nia is a fish vendor. She buys different kinds of fish at wholesale prices and sells them by the kilo. She buys fish at the local fish port early in the morning. There are many patrons who prefer her products since they are assured of its freshness and cleanliness. Her store is located in a temporary fish market. Her regular customers are her neighbors and the local community. She earns a minimum of PHP 1,000 in sales every day.

To help her continue operations of her business, she is requesting a PHP 10,000 loan. She will be utilizing the loan to buy more fish to be sold every day. She expects a boost in her business income as she expands her business.

Maria Nia dreams of being able to give her all her children a good and high quality education through all her hard work on her business. She faithfully meets up with her co-fellowship members to share stories of her work every week and also draws strength and inspiration from the Word of God she 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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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

  • $1175
    Average annual income
  • 1360
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $56,534,775
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 42.5
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $250 helped Maria Nia to pay for additional stock of fish needed in her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Apr 27, 2012
Listed
May 12, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Sep 15, 2012