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This is Rodema, resident of Silang, Cavite, Philippines. She is married to Joey and the mother of their children. She and her husband manage their own household. At this time, she is working hard to continually provide income for her everyday expenses.

Rodema oversees operations of their tricycle transportation business. They have one tricycle that carries up to four passengers to their destination within the community. The tricycle driver remits a boundary (daily quota) each day to her. In her business, the regular customers are from the local community. She earns a minimum of 500 Philippine pesos (PHP) every day.

To help her continue operations of her business, she is requesting a 20,000 PHP loan. She will be using the loan to buy spare parts, accessories and also for the maintenance of their motorcycle. She expects a boost in her business income as she expands her business.

Rodema dreams of being able to give her family a good life and hopes to give her children and grandchildren a good and 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. This is 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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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
  • 2109
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $61,219,850
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 41.6
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Rodema to pay for the spare parts and maintenance of their tricycle unit.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 21, 2012
Oct 10, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 17, 2013