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This is Priscilla, age 40, who is a resident of Manila, Philippines. She is a single parent with four children. She, together with her children, manages their household while operating her business. At this time, she is working hard to continually provide income for their everyday expenses.

Priscilla operates a food stall. In the Philippines, the whole working community, and most of their families, only eat home-cooked meals during evenings when all of the family members are home to take part in the meal. This is not only a usual family tradition but a matter of convenience and frugal living. It is considered a waste of money and time to spend cooking food for one or two people when buying cooked rice and viands cost less than raw food. Her regular customers are her neighbors and the local community. She earns a minimum of Php 500 in sales every day.

To help her continue the operations of her business, she is requesting a Php 10,000 loan. She will be utilizing the loan to buy more quantities of products like meats, rice, vegetables, condiments and seasonings. She expects a boost in her income as she expands her business.

Priscilla hopes to have another store in her community and dreams of being able to give her family a good future 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. She 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 microfinance 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
  • 1864
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $60,984,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 42.1
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $250 helped Priscilla to pay for the raw ingredients and products needed in her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 9, 2012
Aug 4, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2012