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Rosalinda P., 39, is making sure that her family has enough provisions for their daily needs. She is married to Wilfredo P., a driver. They are blessed with four children. She makes sure that she helps her husband earn so that their family can have a better life by managing their small piggery. She has been breeding and selling pigs for ten years.

Rosalinda has been a regular member of the Center for Community Transformation* (CCT) for more than three years now. She regularly attends their weekly fellowship meetings and pays her weekly dues consistently. Because of her good repayment performance with her previous loans, she was able to borrow six times from CCT’s cooperative. The reason why she was consistent in paying her dues was because she used almost all the money she borrowed to buy feed for her pigs. Her business lets her earn a profit of 30,000 Philippine pesos (PHP) per month.

Now with your help, she would like to apply for a loan of 18,000 PHP. She will use this amount as a source of added capital for her expanding business by buying more feed for her increasing number of pigs.

She dreams that she and her husband can save enough money so that her children will finish their studies and find their own career paths.

* 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 make payments on microfinance loans.

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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
  • 394
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $70,817,050
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 46.5
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $400 helped Rosalinda to buy feed for her increasing number of pigs.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 26, 2009
Jan 1, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 15, 2010