Kiva Lenders Have Character

By Prem Thomas, KF9, Philippines

Yesterday I took a trip to a CCT Kiva branch located in Caloocan, about 2 hours north of the head office in Manila. CCT offices often have inspirational posters and signs, but I thought this one was very relevant to Kiva.Sign in CCT Branch

Kiva lenders have good character: “They lend money to those in need without interest.”

Here are links to updates on some of the borrowers in Caloocan that have benefited from Kiva loans:

Teresa Barola: video game arcade owner

Kiva Borrower Teresa Barola and a Newly Purchased Arcade Game

Genie Tabarangao: sari-sari (general) store ownerGenie Tabarangao with her Kiva Profile

Gloria Espayos: news and spice stand operator

CCT Kiva Borrower Floria Espayos at Her Stand

Prem Thomas is serving as a Kiva Fellow working with the new field partner Center for Community Transformation Credit Cooperative (CCT) in Manila, Philippines.

To view currently fundraising loans from CCT click here.

You can also join our new lending team here.


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