Update on FelixFelix, 48, is a resident of Silang, Cavite, Philippines. He is married to Agripina, a housewife, and father to his children, who are all employed. With his wife and children, he manages their household while operating a processed meat business. At this time, he is working hard to continually provide income for their everyday expenses.
The processed meat store is where one can buy processed and frozen meat like hot dogs, ham, and the like. Felix buys processed meat at wholesale prices and sells retail by the kilo. His store is located adjacent to his house. His regular customers are his neighbors and the local community. He earns a minimum of PHP 500 in sales every day.
To help him continue operating his business, he is requesting a PHP 20,000 loan. He will use the loan to buy additional processed and frozen meat products to expand his product inventory. He expects a boost in his business income as he expands his business.
Felix hopes to be able to expand soon, just as he hopes to support his children's schooling up to college level. He faithfully meets up with his co-fellowship* members to share stories of his work every week and to 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 repay Micro Finance loans.
Previous Loan DetailsThis is Felix who is 47 and a resident of Silang Cavite, Philippines. He is married to Agitina, a frozen food dealer, and father to their three children. One of is children is already working; one is in college, and the other is in elementary grade. By the grace of God, Felix has managed to suppo... More from Felix's previous loan »
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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 TransformationThe 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.
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Our Field Partners often work with borrowers over a series of loans as the borrowers build credit, take out bigger loans, and expand their businesses. In order to make it easier for our Field Partners to post loans for borrowers who have been listed on Kiva before, we allow them to post successive and concurrent loans for their Kiva borrowers. This means that our Field Partners are able to post a borrower's second, third, etc., loan on Kiva without having to re-enter all of the borrower's information.
This borrower has been listed on Kiva before, so you'll see an updated loan description, as well as excerpts of the original descriptions from earlier loans. Most borrowers take out loans consecutively, meaning that they receive a second loan after having repaid the first. However, sometimes our Field Partners give out concurrent loans, allowing borrowers to take out one primary loan and a secondary "add-on" loan along with it. These "add-on" loans are typically smaller than the borrower's primary loan and serve a different purpose. Because Field Partners can now post loans as successive and concurrent loans, you will be able to track borrower progress over time and see the various ways a borrower is working with our Field Partners through funds from Kiva’s lenders.
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