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Mary Jean
This is Mary Jean, 36, resident of Malibay, Pasay, Philippines. She is married to Fernando, a factory worker and a mother to her children. She and her husband manage their household while operating the business. They both work hard to provide a good future for their whole family.

Mary Jean operates a manufacturing business. What she basically does is buy garments from textile factory, makes rugs and door mats out of them and sell them with a little profit. Customers are attracted to buy due to the low selling prices and the many options she offers. Her regular customers are housewives and jeepney drivers. She earns a minimum of 500 Philippine Pesos (PHP) 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 cloth, threads, needles, and other products needed in making rugs and door mats. She expects a boost in her business income as she expands her business.

Mary Jean hopes to be able to expand her business in the coming years and provide a good future to her family. She meets up with her co-fellowship* members to share stories of her life and business every week and 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 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
  • 1599
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $60,713,650
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 41.3
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $200 helped Mary Jean to pay for additional inventory (e.g., cloth, threads, needles, and other products) needed in the rug-making industry.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
5 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 2, 2013
Apr 28, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 17, 2013