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Lorena

Update on Lorena

This is Lorena. Her previous loan was a big help in her variety store and she was able to buy all the needed grocery items for her store. She has been in this business for ten years now. She also has a bakery for additional income. She and her husband are working hard to provide income for their family expenses.

She would like to apply for another 20,000 PHP loan to buy groceries, toiletries, beverages and other products to add to in her inventory. The more items displayed at the store the better. More items to sell will result in a better profit. Her profits from business will definitely help sustain her family’s daily needs and their children’s education expenses. She looks forward to this financial increase with gladness and thankfulness in her heart.

Lorena hopes that her business will continue to grow and dreams that her children will finish their studies. 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.

Previous Loan Details

This is Lorena. She previously accessed a 10,000 PHP (Philippines pesos) loan that she used to purchase more quantities and varieties of grocery items and products needed in her business. Her earnings were a big help in her personal, household and business expenditures. She would like to appl... More from Lorena'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
  • 1442
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $59,259,575
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 40.7
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Lorena to pay for grocery items, toiletries and beverages needed for her variety store.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Jan 21, 2013
Listed
Jan 28, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Jun 17, 2013
This photo was used before for a previous loan for Lorena. It was first posted on Kiva on Oct, 2012. Learn More