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This is Rodolfo, 46, a resident of Tondo, Philippines. He manages his household while operating the business. At this time, he is working hard to continually provide income for their everyday expenses.

Rodolfo operates a party needs (balloon) business. There will always be children’s parties and other events that will need balloon decorating and party accessories. That’s why this kind of business is in demand in the Philippines. He also has a side car for additional income. He earns a minimum of 3500 Philippine Pesos (PHP) in sales weekly.

To help him continue operations of his business, he is requesting a Php 35,000 loan. He will be utilizing the loan to buy more stock of materials and other supplies needed in his business. He expects a boost in his business income as he expands his business.

Rodolfo hopes to expand his business in the coming years and dreams to have his own house and lot. He faithfully meets with his co-fellowship members to share stories of his work every week and where he can also draw strength and inspiration from the Word of God he 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 pay Micro Finance 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
  • 463
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $69,802,850
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 41.7
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $850 helped Rodolfo to pay for materials and supplies needed in his business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 6, 2012
Sep 28, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 15, 2013