Update on BienvinidaThis is Bienvinida. Her previous loan was a big help in her business. She was able to buy all of the necessary spare parts for her jeepney. The loan also helped with their everyday expenses at home. She and her husband are both working to provide for their everyday expenses.
She would like to apply for another 30,000 PHP loan to buy spare parts and to pay for the maintenance of their jeepney unit. The profits from her business will definitely help her to sustain their daily needs. She looks forward to this financial increase with gladness and thankfulness in her heart.
Bienvinida hopes to be successful in her business and to help others. She meets up with her co-fellowship members to share stories of her work every week. This is where she can also draw strength and inspiration from the Word of God she studies.
*Curiously, jeepneys have purely American origins. They were first used by American soldiers helping the Philippines throw off the invading Japanese government. Filipino ingenuity, however, managed to see this vehicle as an opportunity to earn, and modified the Jeep into a 20-seater jeepney. The modifications made it open enough to provide adequate ventilation, sturdy enough for everyday travel, and cheap enough to buy and maintain. Now, jeepneys are one of the things that makes the Philippines truly Philippines.
*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, to build social capital, and to repay microfinance loans.
Previous Loan DetailsThis is Bienvenida. She previously accessed a 10,000 PHP (Philippines pesos) loan that she used to buy spare parts and accessories and pay for the maintenance of their jeepney unit. Her earnings were a big help in their personal, household and business expenditures. She would like to apply fo... More from Bienvinida's previous loan »
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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 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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