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This is Christopher, 27, resident of Bacoor, Cavite, Philippines. He is married to Maria, an employee, and they have a child. He, together with his wife, manages their household while operating a business. At this time, he is working hard to continually provide income for his everyday expenses.

Christopher operates a food stall. He sells snacks, like burgers, and he is planning to add fruit-shakes of different flavors to his business. 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 the operation of his business, he is requesting a PHP 15, 000 loan. He will be utilizing the loan to buy more burger ingredients and to start a fruit-shake stand.

Christopher hopes that his business will be successful and dreams to always provide for his family. Every week, he meets up with his co-fellowship members to share stories of his life and business and to draw strength and inspiration from the Word of God he studies.

* All Center for Community Transformation (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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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
  • 1018
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $63,411,650
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 40.8
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $375 helped Christopher to pay for more burger ingredients and to start a fruit-shake stand.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 19, 2013
May 8, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 17, 2013