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Grace Nora

Update on Grace Nora

This is Grace. The married mother-of-one previously accessed a 50,000 PHP loan that she used for the repair and maintenance of her business's rental rooms and arcade units. Her earnings were a big help for the education of her child and in the family's personal, household and business expenditures.

She would like to apply for another 20,000 PHP loan to carry out further repair and maintenance in her room rental and arcade business, which caters to students and workers. Her profits will definitely help sustain her daily needs and meet the educational expenses of her child. She looks forward to this financial increase with gladness and thankfulness in her heart.

Grace hopes to be able to expand her business in the coming years. She faithfully meets up with her fellowship* members to share stories of her work every week and to draw strength and inspiration from studying the word of God.

*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 microfinance loans.

Previous Loan Details

This is Grace, a 36-year-old resident of Manila, Philippines. She is married to Roel, who is also her partner in business, and the mother of one child. Grace and her husband manage their household while operating their business. At this time, Grace is working hard to continually provide income to... More from Grace Nora's previous loan »

Additional Information

More information about this loan

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.

Concurrent and Successive Loans

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.

About Philippines

  • $1175
    Average annual income
  • 1497
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $56,611,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 41.8
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Grace Nora to pay for repair and maintenance of her room rentals and arcade units.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Jul 23, 2012
Listed
Aug 11, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Dec 15, 2012
This photo was used before for a previous loan for Grace Nora. It was first posted on Kiva on Nov, 2011. Learn More