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Nenita
This is Nenita, 56, a resident of Manila, Philippines. She is married to Gil, a driver, and is a mother to her children. She, together with her husband, manages their household while operating the business. At this time, she is working hard to continually provide income for their everyday expenses.

Nenita operates a variety store. In the Philippines, a variety store is basically a small convenience store, which retails groceries, toiletries and beverages piecemeal to the local neighborhood. It is the place to go to buy one sachet of shampoo, a PHP 5-worth of cooking oil, or an egg. She earns by getting supplies at wholesale prices and selling by the piece. Her store is located adjacent to her house. Her regular customers are her neighbors and the local community. She earns a minimum of PHP 500 in sales every day.

To help her continue the operations of her business, she is requesting a PHP 20,000 loan. She will use the loan to buy groceries, toiletries and beverages to expand her product inventory.

Nenita dreams to expand her business and hopes to have a better future. She meets every week with her co-fellowship* members to share stories of her work and to also draw strength and inspiration from the Word of God she studies.

* All CCT community partners / clients are organized into fellowship groups composed of 15 to 30 community partners. The fellowship groups gather each week to study the Word of God, build social capital, and repay 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
  • 356
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $50,950,400
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 43.8
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $475 helped Nenita to pay for grocery items, toiletries and beverages needed in her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
May 8, 2014
Listed
May 24, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Nov 17, 2014