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Update on Jorge

This is Jorge; he previously accessed a PHP 15,000 loan that he utilized to purchase more sacks of rice. His earnings were a big help for the education of his children and in their personal, household, and business expenditures.

He would like to apply for another PHP 22,000 loan. He will be utilizing this loan to buy more sacks of rice. The more items displayed at the store, the better. More items to sell will result in better profit. His profits from his business will definitely help him to sustain their daily needs and educational expenses of his children. He looks forward to this financial increase with happiness and thankfulness in his heart.

Jorge hopes to expand his business and dreams to have good health. He faithfully meets up with his co-fellowship* members to share stories of his work every week and where he can also draw strength and inspiration from the Word of God he 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.

Previous Loan Details

This is Jorge, 57, a resident of Manila, Philippines. He is single and he manages his own household while operating the business. At this time, he is working hard to continually provide income for his everyday expenses. Jorge is a rice dealer. He earns by getting supplies at wholesale prices... More from Jorge's previous loan »

Additional 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

  • $7,000
    Average annual income
  • 2102
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $61,204,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 41.1
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $550 helped Jorge to pay for more sacks of rice needed in his business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 13, 2012
Dec 18, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 17, 2013
This photo was used before for a previous loan for Jorge. It was first posted on Kiva on Sep, 2012. Learn More