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This is Dominga, 48, a resident of Batasan, Quezon City, Philippines. She is married to Segundino and a mother to her children. Dominga and her husband manage their household while operating their tailoring business. She works hard to continually provide income for her family’s everyday expenses. Dominga mainly makes curtains, bed sheets, blankets, and other home trappings as well as meeting seasonal demands for clothing such as uniforms. She also does repairs and alterations and her regular customers are her neighbors and the local community. Dominga earns a minimum of 500 PHP in sales every day.

Dominga is requesting a 20,000 PHP loan to buy more quantities of raw materials such as fabric, thread and other items needed to continue her business. In the future, she hopes to expand her business and become a factory. Dominga meets up weekly with her co-fellowship* members to share stories of her life and business and draw strength and inspiration from fellowship and studying 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 who gather to study the Word of God, 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

  • $7,000
    Average annual income
  • 1245
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $57,800,425
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 44.7
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $450 helped Dominga to pay for fabric, cloth, thread, needles, and other materials.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 3, 2014
Apr 27, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 17, 2014