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Rhea
This is Rhea. She is a 38-year-old resident of Coron, Palawan, Philippines. Life indeed is hard. But by the grace of God, she was able to raise her child well.

Rhea owns a variety store. This is a small store that can be owned by anyone in the community and the store is just connected to or just inside their house. This is where you can buy a sachet of shampoo or conditioner, a bar of soap, 5 PHP-worth of cooking oil, or an egg and other items. Rhea gets her products from a wholesaler at a lower price, then she will sell it per piece for a higher price to have profit. Her regular customers are her neighbors, passersby and the people in the community. She earns 300 PHP a day.

To be able to expand her inventory, Rhea is requesting a 50,000 PHP loan. She will use the loan to buy groceries, toiletries and beverages to expand her product inventory. This loan will be a great help for her to add more products to her store. Rhea also owns a restaurant and boarding house.

Rhea hopes to expand her businesses and see her profit increasing. She meets up with her co-fellowship* members to share stories of her life and business every week and where she can also draw strength and inspiration from the fellowship and the Word of God she studies.

*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.

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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. These loans will be directed to borrowers living in affected areas and help them to rebuild and recover. 

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. 
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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.

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About Philippines

  • $1175
    Average annual income
  • 616
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $53,351,450
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 43.8
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,150 helped Rhea to pay for grocery items, toiletries and beverages needed in her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
May 21, 2014
Listed
Jun 13, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Dec 17, 2014