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Maria
This is Maria, 52, a resident of Manila, Philippines. She is married to Decoroso and is a mother to her children. She, together with her husband, manages their own household while operating the business. At this time, she is working hard to continually provide income for her everyday expenses.

Maria operates a buying and selling business. What she basically does is buy clothes and shoes from wholesalers, then sells them with a little profit. Her products are t-shirts for men and women, shorts, shoes and other products of the like. Customers are attracted to buy due to the low selling prices and the many options she offers. Her regular customers are her neighbors and the local community. She earns a minimum of 300 Philippine Pesos (PHP) in sales every day.

To help her continue operations of her business, she is requesting a PHP 20,000 loan. She will be utilizing the loan to buy additional stock of supplies and products to expand her product inventory. She expects a boost in her business income as she expands her business.

Maria hopes to be able to expand her business in the coming years. She faithfully meets up with her co-fellowship* members to share stories of her work every week, and 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 repay 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
  • 1394
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $59,123,575
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 41.4
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Maria to pay for additional stock of supplies and products needed in her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Oct 15, 2012
Listed
Oct 26, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Mar 15, 2013