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Francis
This is Francis, a resident of GMA, Cavite, Philippines. He is single and lives with his parents. He helps them by working to provide their everyday needs.

Francis operates a food stall. In the Philippines, the whole working community and most of the families eat home-cooked meals only during evenings when all of the family members are at home to take part in the meal. This is not only a normal family tradition but a matter of convenience and frugal living. It is considered a waste of money and time to spend cooking gas and food for one or two persons when buying cooked rice and viands cost less than raw food. His regular customers are his neighbors and the local community. He earns a minimum of Php 500 in sales every day.

To help him continue operations of his business, he is requesting a Php 10,000 loan. He will be utilizing the loan to buy more quantities of products like meats, rice, vegetables, condiments, seasonings and frozen food products. He expects a boost in his income as he expands his business.

Francis dreams that the food stall will continue to grow and expand and hopes that he will have more sources of income. He meets up with his co-fellowship members to share stories of his work every week and where he can also draw strength and inspiration from the Word of God he 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 Micro Finance 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

  • $1175
    Average annual income
  • 287
    View loans »
    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $53,225,600
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 41.1
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $250 helped Francis to pay for raw ingredients like rice, pork, chicken, vegetables and other products needed in his business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Mar 25, 2013
Listed
Apr 27, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Oct 20, 2013