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Update on Flora

This is Flora. Her previous loan was a big help in her business and family expenses. She has had a food stall business for 15 years now and she has been able to develop a good relationship with her customers, who became loyal to her. She and her husband are working hard to provide income for their family.

Flora is requesting a 12,000 PHP loan to purchase raw ingredients like rice, pork, chicken and vegetables needed in her business. The profits from her loan will definitely help her to sustain her daily needs and provide for the educational expenses of her children. Flora looks forward to this financial increase with gladness and thankfulness in her heart.

She hopes to have her own canteen and dreams that her children will finish their studies. She never fails to attend the fellowship* every week, as it helps her to be stronger and closer to God with all the Bible studies being conducted.

* 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 who gather each week to study the word of God, build social capital, and pay microfinance loans.

Previous Loan Details

This is Flora. She runs a food stall and previously accessed a 15,000 PHP loan that she used buy more products such as meats, rice, vegetables, condiments, and seasonings. Her earnings were a big help for the education of her children and for her family's personal, household, and business expendi... More from Flora'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
  • 899
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $63,400,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 40.6
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $300 helped Flora to pay for raw ingredients like rice, pork, chicken and vegetables needed in her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
5 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 10, 2013
Jan 25, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2013
This photo was used before for a previous loan for Flora. It was first posted on Kiva on Oct, 2012. Learn More