Update on VilmaVilma is thankful for the financial assistance that she has received. Through a previous loan, she was able to buy products for her variety store. The loan also helped her pay for her children's education. In addition to operating a variety store, Vilma also runs a junk shop. She and her husband are working hard to provide for their family's everyday expenses.
Vilma would like to apply for another 25,000 PHP loan. She will use the loan to buy scrap and recyclable materials, as well as grocery items for her variety store. Her business profits will help her sustain her family's daily needs and children's educational expenses. She looks forward to this loan with gladness and thankfulness in her heart.
Vilma dreams that she will be able to expand her junk shop and variety store. Each week, she meets up with her co-fellowship* members to share stories of her life and business. There she also draws strength and inspiration from the Word of God.
* 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 micro-finance loans.
Previous Loan DetailsThis is Vilma. She previously accessed a 15,000 PHP loan that she used to purchase more quantities and varieties of grocery items and products needed in her business. Her earnings were a big help for her children’s education, in their personal, household and business expenditures. She would li... More from Vilma'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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