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Thelma
This is Thelma, 54, a resident of Tondo, Manila, Philippines. She is married to Albino, a businessman, and is a mother to her eight children. She and her husband manage their household while operating the business. She is working hard to continually provide income for their everyday expenses.

Thelma operates a wholesaling store where she sells garlic, onions, ginger and mung beans. She has been in this business for thirteen years already. Her regular customers are her neighbors and the local community. She earns a minimum of PHP 4,000 in sales every day.

To help her continue operations of her business, she is requesting a PHP 50,000 loan. She will use the loan to buy large quantities of garlic, onions, ginger and mung beans needed in her business.
Thelma hopes that her business will grow even more and dreams of a bright future for her family. She meets up every week with her *co-fellowship members to share stories of her work.

* All CCT community partners / clients are organized into fellowship groups 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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More information about this loan

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
  • 353
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $50,982,700
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 41.4
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,225 helped Thelma to buy large quantities of garlic, onions, ginger and mung beans needed in her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Apr 25, 2013
Listed
May 26, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Nov 17, 2013