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This is Marilyn, 46, a resident of GMA, Cavite, Philippines. She is married to Lenato, a caretaker, and is a mother to her children. Together with her husband, she manages their own household while operating the business. At this time, she is working hard to continually provide income for their everyday expenses.

Marilyn operates a landscaping business. Not so many people have this kind of business but she chose this and her business is continuously growing. She is being referred by her relatives, friends and the local community. She earns a minimum of PHP 35,000 in sales every month.

To help her continue operations of her business, she is requesting a PHP 19,000 loan. She will be utilizing the loan to accessories and materials like lawn edging, brick, gravel and other materials.

Marilyn hopes that her business will continue to grow and dreams of strength and good health for her whole family. She meets up with her co-fellowship members to share stories of her work every week and where she can also draw strength and inspiration from the Word of God she 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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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
  • 1826
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $60,865,650
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 43.5
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $450 helped Marilyn to pay for accessories and materials like lawn edging, brick, gravel and other materials.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 18, 2013
Jul 12, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 17, 2014