Helen Alabado

Running a variety store from home is a good way to earn a little extra income. But Helen sometimes uses her stock to meet household needs, and so has gradually run down items on her shelves. She knows it’s time to replenish her inventory but needs a loan to buy replacement lines. Having fresh goods on display will boost sales and, in turn, Helen's takings. This will allow her to put aside a dollar or two a day to cover her children’s school costs.

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Update from the Field
Date: Monday, 5 May 2014 12:00 AM
From: Helen Alabado

[loanrecipientname] has made the last loan repayment. Over recent months, your funds were used to boost their business and contribute to the family budget. Extra capital generates higher income, and this has helped [loanrecipientname] start their journey out of poverty. We know from experience that once any household has some cash to spare, it will be spent on the children – providing more food, buying needed medicine, and keeping them in school. [loanrecipientname] is very grateful for your support!
Loan Update
Date: Monday, 17 April 2017 12:40 PM
From: Good Return
Good Return has received a loan request from Helen Alabado. This loan is due to be disbursed on the 17/03/2017 on the understanding that Good Return will raise funds from the public to finance it. Learn more about borrower disbursement dates.
Loan Update
Date: Thursday, 20 April 2017 7:37 PM
From: Good Return
Someone has just helped to fund Helen Alabado’s loan.
Loan Update
Date: Saturday, 22 April 2017 4:24 PM
From: Good Return
Felicity has just helped to fund Helen Alabado’s loan.
Fully Funded
Date: Saturday, 22 April 2017 4:25 PM
From: Good Return
Good news! The loan for Helen Alabado has now been fully funded.
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about the borrower

Borrower Name
Helen Alabado
Loan Use
Restock variety store
6 Month
17 April 2017
Loan Status
Fully Funded, Active Loan
Amount $300.00
Raised $300.00

about the field partner

Name of field partner
SECDEP (view profile)
Time active
86 Month(s)
Delinquency rate
Default rate


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Quick facts about:

Population 94 million
Capital Manila
Languages Filipino (Tagalog)/English
Main Exports electronic products
Currency PHP
GDP per capita US$2,011

Selected poverty indicators

Population living below US$2/day 22.6%
Life expectancy at birth 71.4
Adult illiteracy rate 7.4%
People without access to safe water 7%
Cambodia Loan Repayments
Most loans in Cambodia are repaid in a single final installment. In this case, you will receive only one repayment notification instead of monthly updates. This is because many of TPC's clients are farmers and are only able to repay their loan after they have sold their seasonal harvest.

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