Update on MiriamMiriam is thankful for the financial assistance extended to her, which enabled her to buy more merchandise products needed in her direct selling business. It also helped in her variety store and in her children's education. The income from her business is assisting their everyday household expenditures. She and her husband are working hard to provide for their everyday needs.
She would like to apply for another 15,000 PHP loan to buy additional supplies and merchandise products needed in her business, such as clothing, footwear, undergarments and cosmetics. More items to sell will result in a better profit. The profits from her business help sustain her family’s daily needs and children’s educational expenses. She looks forward to this financial improvement with gladness and thankfulness in her heart.
In future, Miriam hopes to be more successful in business. She dreams of giving her children a good life and education. She meets up with her co-fellowship* members to share stories of her life and business every week. This is also where she can draw strength and inspiration from the fellowship and Word of God, which she 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.
Previous Loan DetailsThis is Miriam. She previously accessed an 10,000 PHP loan that she used to purchase merchandise items and products needed in her business. Her earnings were a big addition for her children’s education and in their personal, household and business expenditures. She also has a variety store for ad... More from Miriam's previous loan »
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
- 9 months (Additional Information)
- Repayment Schedule
- Jan 30, 2014
- Feb 10, 2014
- Currency Exchange Loss:
- Sep 17, 2014
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.