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This is Aiza, 45, resident of Batasan, Philippines. Aziza is a mother of 5 children and married to Salic, a vendor. She, together with her husband, manages their household while operating the business. At this time, she is working hard to continually provide income for her family.

Aiza operates a buy and sell business. What she basically does is buy general merchandise from wholesalers, and sell them piecemeal with a little profit. Products are belts, wallets, chargers, remote controls and other products of the like. Customers are attracted to buy due to the low selling prices and the many options they are offered. Her regular customers are her neighbors and the local community. She earns a minimum of 200 Philippine pesos in sales every day.

To help her continue operations of her business, she is requesting a PHP 8,000 loan. She will be utilizing the loan to buy more quantities and varieties of products to expand her product inventory. She expects a boost in her business income as she expands her business.

Aiza hopes to give her children a good and quality education. 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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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
  • 1071
    View loans »
    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $63,436,400
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 41.1
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $200 helped Aiza to pay for different products like wallets, belts, chargers etc. needed in her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
5 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 10, 2012
Dec 22, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 17, 2013