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Genemilda F., 58 years old, resides in Malibay, Pasay City, where her husband Primitivo, 60, works as an apartment caretaker. Like all working women, she is trying to provide a better life for their only child who is in grade school. Genemilda works everyday sewing and making clothes for all types of people, a business she has operated for the last 30 years. Specializing in school and office uniforms, she also sells sewing items such as buttons, needles, threads, fabrics, and other products. Assisted by her sister, she earns at least P7,000.00 a month.

Genemilda is asking for a loan in the amount of P12,000.00 in order to buy more products for making clothing. She counts on regular clients who are very satisfied with her work, and she strives to put forth her best efforts in order to improve the situation of her family. She hopes to open a big boutique so that she can hire more people and be of help to others.

About CCT

The Center for Community Transformation (CCT) is an organized Christian response against poverty and social injustice. This is carried out through the fusion of social development initiatives and evangelical mission in a uniquely Filipino context. It serves urban and rural poor communities throughout the Philippines in pursuit of its desire to see changed lives, strong families, and transformed communities centered in the Lordship of Jesus Christ.

CCT is a member of the Five Talents family.

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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.

About Philippines

  • $7,000
    Average annual income
  • 456
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $69,644,875
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 48.4
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $250 helped Genemilda to buy more products for making clothing.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 17, 2009
Aug 28, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 15, 2010