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Ruel
This is Ruel, 39, a resident of Bacoor, Cavite, Philippines. He is married to Maribless, his business partner, and they children. At this time, he is working hard to continually provide income for their everyday expenses.

Ruel oversees operations of their Jeepney transportation business. They have one unit of Jeep that carries up to 16 passengers to their destination within the community; He earns from the boundary (daily quota) their driver remits everyday. Their regular passengers and customers are from the local community. He earns a minimum of 1,000 Philippine Pesos (PHP) in boundary every day.

To help him continue operations of his business, he is requesting a PHP 15,000 loan. He will be using the loan for the maintenance of his Jeepney unit. He expects a boost in his business income as he expands his business.

Ruel dreams of expanding his business and hopes to give his children a good quality education. He meets up with his co-fellowship* members to share stories of his life and business every week and 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
  • 1120
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $54,688,850
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 41.1
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $375 helped Ruel to pay for spare parts and maintenance of their jeepney unit.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Apr 26, 2013
Listed
May 2, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Sep 17, 2013