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Priscilla
This is Priscilla, 57, who lives in Cabrera, Pasay, the Philippines, with her husband, a driver, and their children. They are working hard to provide income for their everyday needs.

Priscilla maintains a direct-selling business. She sells clothing, footwear, undergarments, cosmetics and other products through popular brands like Avon, Fuller, Natasha, Boardwalk, Marikina Shoe Exchange, and others. Dealer prices are lower than those in the catalog, and these are the profits that dealers earn as their income. Her regular customers are her neighbors and people in the local community. She earns a minimum of PHP 4,000 in sales every week.

To help continue her business, she is requesting a PHP 50,000 loan to buy additional supplies and merchandise such as shampoo, cologne, deodorant, perfume, soap, fabric softener, undergarments and other products needed by her customers.

Priscilla hopes that her business will continue to flourish and dreams that her children will finish their studies. She meets up with her co-fellowship* members to share stories of her life and business every week and draw strength and inspiration from her religion.

* 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 who study religion, build social capital, and pay microfinance loans.

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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 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
  • 286
    View loans »
    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $53,135,300
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 43.1
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,175 helped Priscilla to buy more items to sell to her customers.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Oct 9, 2013
Listed
Oct 28, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Apr 16, 2014