A loan of $1,700 helped a member to send money to help her family in the Philippines.


Thess Group's story

Cristeta is the featured borrower for Thess's group. She got together with her other group members to take this Al Majmoua loan because they have been neighbors and friends since they came from the Philippines to work in Lebanon. Cristeta is seated on the right. She works as a housekeeper, like almost all of the Philippine citizens working in Lebanon.

Cristeta is a 55-year-old widow and the mother of two. She works hard to provide her children and grandchildren with a good, healthy living. Her own aim is to fulfill their needs and she hopes that they will be important people in their society.

Criteta is applying for her fourth loan from Kiva's partner, Al Majmoua, in order to send money to her family in the Philippines to help in raising her grandchildren. She hopes that one day she can go back home and live a normal, happy life among her precious family.

Ramona, in the middle of the photo, is a 51-year-old married woman and the mother of three children. This is her fourth cycle as an Al Majmoua borrower. She is a housekeeper and wants to send the money to help her family in the Philippines.

Leticia is a 62-year-old married woman and the mother of two children. She also works as a housekeeper and wants to send money for her children to pay for necessary house and family expenses.

All three of these women wish to be financially capable of going back and spending time with their children.

In this group: Cristeta , Ramona , Leticia



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