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Update on Loreta

This is Loreta. She previously received a 10,000 PHP loan that she used to buy curtains, and other home trappings. Her earnings were a big help in the education of her child and in their personal, household, and business expenditures.

She would like to apply for another 10,000 PHP loan to buy additional stocks of merchandise like a variety of lace, curtains, and other home trappings needed in her business. More items to sell will result in better profits. Her profits from business will definitely help her to fulfill her daily needs and her child's educational expenses. She looks forward to this financial increase with gladness and thankfulness in her heart.

Loreta dreams that her business will continue to flourish and hopes for a better future. She meets up with her co-fellowship* members to share stories of her work every week and draws 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.

Previous Loan Details

Loreta, a 57-year-old mother and resident of Manila, Philippines, is married to Juonito, her business partner; they manage their household while operating the business. At this time, Loretta is working hard to continually provide income for her everyday expenses. Loreta sells a variety of ... More from Loreta's previous loan »

Additional 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.

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.

About Philippines

  • $7,000
    Average annual income
  • 826
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $63,369,350
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 44.6
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $225 helped Loreta to pay for additional stocks of merchandise like a variety of lace, curtains, and other home trappings needed in her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
5 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 14, 2013
Sep 9, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 17, 2013
This photo was used before for a previous loan for Loreta. It was first posted on Kiva on Aug, 2012. Learn More