Update on Ma. FloraMa. Flora previously requested a loan for 40,000 PHP, which 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 and in her family's personal, household, and business expenditures.
Ma. Flora requested another loan for 50,000 PHP, which she will use to buy groceries, toiletries, beverages, and other products to add to her inventory. The more items displayed at the store the better. Her profits from her business will help sustain her family’s daily needs and children’s education expenses.
Ma. Flora hopes that her business will increase. She only desires for her family to be always healthy. She meets up with her co-fellowship* members to share stories of her life and business every week and also draw strength and inspiration from the fellowship and 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 God, build social capital, and repay microfinance loans.
Previous Loan DetailsThis is Ma. Flora, 42, a resident of Tanza, Cavite, Philippines. Her partner is Robert, a worker abroad and they have children. She manages their household while operating the business. She and her partner are working hard to continually provide income for their everyday expenses. Ma. Flora op... More from Ma. Flora's previous loan »
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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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Success!! The loan was 100% repaid
- Repayment Term
- 7 months (Additional Information)
- Repayment Schedule
- Aug 15, 2014
- Aug 25, 2014
- Currency Exchange Loss:
- Feb 20, 2015
Photo from previous loan
Kiva allows our Field Partners to re-use the same photo for individual borrowers that have been posted on Kiva's website once before in a 24 month period, and we allow them to re-use group photos for up to 24 months, provided that 80% of the current group's membership is represented.
Taking, collecting, and uploading photos of borrowers is one of the most challenging elements of using Kiva for our Field Partners. In order to make Kiva easier for Field Partners to use, we have allowed them to post successive and concurrent loans without taking a new photo of the borrower if the criteria above are met.