Update on CarolinaThis is Carolina. Her previous loan was a big help in her business. She was able to buy the grocery items that she needed in her grocery store. She also started a new business where she sells used-but-quality clothes also called 'ukay-ukay' in the Philippines. She is more focused on this business now. She also has a piggery. She and her husband are working hard to provide for their everyday needs.
She would like to apply for another loan, this time for 50,000 PHP to buy additional stocks of used-but-quality clothes. The more items displayed at the store the better. More items to sell will result in better profit. Her profits from business will definitely help her to cover her daily needs and the educational expenses of her daughter. She looks forward to this financial increase with gladness and thankfulness in her heart.
Carolina's dream is for her new business to grow and she is hoping that her daughter will finish her studies. She is active in attending the weekly fellowship* as it helps a lot in learning from the Bible. Before becoming a member of CCT, Carolina never opened her Bible, but she does now as it strengthens her spiritual life.
* 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 microfinance loans.
Previous Loan DetailsThis is Carolina. She previously utilized a 30,000 PHP loan that she used to purchase additional quantity and variety of grocery items and products needed for her business. Her earnings were a big help for her child’s education and in her personal, household and business expenditures. She wou... More from Carolina's previous loan »
About the Center for Community TransformationThe 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.
Concurrent and Successive Loans
Our Field Partners often work with borrowers over a series of loans as the borrowers build credit, take out bigger loans, and expand their businesses. In order to make it easier for our Field Partners to post loans for borrowers who have been listed on Kiva before, we allow them to post successive and concurrent loans for their Kiva borrowers. This means that our Field Partners are able to post a borrower's second, third, etc., loan on Kiva without having to re-enter all of the borrower's information.
This borrower has been listed on Kiva before, so you'll see an updated loan description, as well as excerpts of the original descriptions from earlier loans. Most borrowers take out loans consecutively, meaning that they receive a second loan after having repaid the first. However, sometimes our Field Partners give out concurrent loans, allowing borrowers to take out one primary loan and a secondary "add-on" loan along with it. These "add-on" loans are typically smaller than the borrower's primary loan and serve a different purpose. Because Field Partners can now post loans as successive and concurrent loans, you will be able to track borrower progress over time and see the various ways a borrower is working with our Field Partners through funds from Kiva’s lenders.
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