Check out other loans that are currently fundraising!

Update on Samson

Samson has been operating his own “sari-sari” (variety) store for fifteen years and he earns well from this. Having a big family requires more effort to provide for their needs, especially for his three children. Samson and his wife had to work hard, with determination to have a better income, to provide their children with better education.

To improve sales, Samson would like to apply for a new loan to purchase additional grocery goods to sell. At an amount of PHP 24,000, he could already purchase more quantities and varieties of grocery items, toiletries, and beverages needed in his business. He sincerely lets you know his heartfelt thanks and appreciation for this assistance in advance.

In the future, Samson wants to open branches for his variety store. He also hopes to see improvement in his life, in his wife's, and in his children's.

He meets up every week with his co-fellowship members to share stories of his life and business and to draw strength and inspiration from the fellowship and the Word of God, which he studies.

All Center for Community Transformation (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 repay microfinance loans.

Previous Loan Details

This is Samson, 61, a resident of Intramuros, Manila, Philippines. He is married to Amelita, a vendor, and they have children. He and his wife manage their household while operating their business. Samson works hard to continually provide income for their everyday expenses. Samson operates a v... More from Samson's previous loan »

Additional Information

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.

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.


About Philippines

  • $7,000
    Average annual income
  • 391
    View loans »
    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $66,139,225
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 43.8
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $550 helped Samson to pay for grocery items, toiletries, and beverages needed in his business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 19, 2014
Jun 25, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 17, 2014
This photo was used before for a previous loan for Samson. It was first posted on Kiva on Nov, 2013. Learn More