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Maria Teresa
This is Maria Teresa, 47, a resident of Taguig City, Philippines. She is married to Reynaldo, her business partner, and mother to her four children. She, together with her husband, manages their household while operating the business. She works hard to continually provide income for their everyday expenses.

Maria Teresa 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 their 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 1000 Philippine Pesos (PHP) in sales every day.

To help her continue operations of her business, she is requesting a 15,000 PHP 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 Teresa dreams to be 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 where she can also draw 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 microfinance 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 >>

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

  • $1175
    Average annual income
  • 329
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $52,207,900
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 43.4
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $350 helped Maria Teresa to pay for additional stocks of fish needed in her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
May 2, 2012
Listed
Jun 25, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Nov 15, 2012