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Gina is a 42-year-old married woman who lives in Coron, Palawan, Philippines, one of the areas affected by typhoon Haiyan. Her husband is Anthony who works as a driver and they have children who are not school age. Gina and her husband are working hard to recover what they lost during the typhoon and to provide for their family.

Gina operates a piggery and sells live hogs to meat dealers. Sometimes, she has the pigs slaughtered and sold in the market. Aside from this, Gina also cooks breakfast meals for additional income. Her regular customers are her neighbors and local community members and she earns a minimum of 1,200 PHP in sales every week.

Gina is requesting a 35,000 PHP loan to buy hogs and hog feed. She dreams that her business will grow bigger and hopes to give her children a good life and education. Gina meets up with her co-fellowship* members to share stories of her work every week and draw strength and inspiration from the Word of God 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 who gather to study the Word of God, build social capital, and pay microfinance loans.

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More information about this loan

On Friday November 8, 2013, Super Typhoon Haiyan made its way through Southeast Asia, causing substantial damage to homes and businesses in areas of the Philippines. These loans will be directed to borrowers living in affected areas and help them to rebuild and recover. 

Given the state of devastation following this storm, borrowers living and working in these areas may have difficulty making repayments on their loans, thus making their Kiva loans higher risk. 
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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
  • 428
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $65,913,675
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 44.2
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $800 helped Gina to buy hogs and hog feed.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 11, 2014
May 10, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 17, 2014