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Pearly
This is Pearly, 26, a resident of Silang, Cavite Philippines. She is married to Rico, a driver, and is a mother to her children. She and her husband manage their own household. At this time, she is working hard to continually provide income for her everyday expenses.

Pearly oversees and owns operations of their tricycle transportation business. They have one unit of tricycle that carries up to four passengers to their destination within the community. The tricycle driver then remits a boundary (daily quota) each day to Pearly. In her business, the regular customers are the local community. She earns a minimum of PHP 500 every day.

To help her continue operations of her business, she is requesting a PHP 10,000 loan. She will use the loan to buy spare parts and accessories, and also for the maintenance of their motorcycle. She expects a boost in her business income as she expands her business.

Pearly hopes to have more tricycles and dreams of having a baby soon. She faithfully meets up every week with her co-fellowship* members to share stories of her life and business and to 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.

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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.

About Philippines

  • $7,000
    Average annual income
  • 1049
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $57,661,375
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 40.6
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $250 helped Pearly to pay for spare parts and maintenance of their tricycle unit.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
5 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Feb 1, 2013
Listed
Feb 11, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Jun 17, 2013