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Merlyn

Update on Merlyn

This is Merlyn. She previously accessed an 50,000 PHP loan that she used to purchase quantities of fabric, thread and other materials needed in her business. Her earnings were a big help for the education of her children and in their personal, household and business expenditures. She has been in this business for nine years now and it is continuously growing. She is working hard to provide income for her family.

She would like to apply for another 50,000 PHP loan to buy additional supplies of fabric, needles, and other materials needed in her business. Her profits from the business will definitely help her to sustain her daily needs and her children’s education. She looks forward to this financial increase with gladness and thankfulness in her heart.

Merlyn dreams to give her children a good and quality education and hopes that her business will expand. She faithfully meets up with her co-fellowship* members to share stories of her life and business every week. It is where she can also draw strength and inspiration from the fellowship and 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.

Previous Loan Details

This is Merlyn, 42 years old and resident of Manila, Philippines. She is married to Freddie and a mother to her children. 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 everyday expenses... More from Merlyn's previous loan »

Additional Information

More information about this loan

On Friday November 8, 2013, Super Typhoon Haiyan made its way through Southeast Asia, causing substantial damage to homes and businesses in areas of the Philippines. Given the state of devastation following this storm, borrowers living and working in these areas may have difficulty making repayments on their loans, thus making their Kiva loans higher risk. More 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

  • $1175
    Average annual income
  • 1146
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $54,688,850
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 40.6
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,250 helped Merlyn to pay for more fabric, needles, and other materials needed in her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Jan 9, 2013
Listed
Jan 25, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Jul 17, 2013
This photo was used before for a previous loan for Merlyn. It was first posted on Kiva on Sep, 2012. Learn More