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Aurelia
This is Aurelia, 60, a resident of Silang, Cavite, Philippines. She is married to Rodolfo, a farmer, and is a mother to her children. Together with her husband, she manages their household while operating the business. At this time, she is working hard to continually provide income for her everyday expenses.

Aurelia operates a pineapple growing farm. She grows pineapple and some papayas in their farm located in Cavite. It is in the high-lands which is suited to growing pineapple and papayas. She sells her product to market and fruit stores that she regularly supplies and to the local community. She earns a minimum of PHP 1,000 in sales every week.

To help her continue operations of her business, she is requesting a PHP 20,000 loan. She will be utilizing the loan to buy fertilizer and farm inputs for her business. Part of the loan will go on the maintenance of her farm. She expects a boost in her business income as she expands her business.

Aurelia dreams of giving her family a good life through all her hard work in her business. She also hopes to have her house renovated by the end of the year. She faithfully meets up with her co-fellowship members to share stories of her work every week.

* 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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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
  • 1147
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $54,870,375
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 42.0
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Aurelia to pay for fertilizer and materials needed in her farming business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Aug 29, 2012
Listed
Oct 11, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Mar 15, 2013