Ma. Theresa Arellano

Cultivating vegetables in her market garden keeps Ma. Theresa (47) very busy. She earns about $5 a day for her efforts, adding to her fisherman husband’s income. But her takings are vulnerable to unpredictable weather and pests. To grow more and better quality vegetables, Ma. Theresa seeks a loan to buy pesticides and fertilisers for her next crop. She intends to spend the income maintaining her plot and providing for her children’s education.

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Update from the Field
Date: Monday, 5 May 2014 12:00 AM
From: Ma. Theresa Arellano

[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 12:43 PM
From: Good Return
Good Return has received a loan request from Ma. Theresa Arellano. This loan is due to be disbursed on the 24/03/2017 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 Ma. Theresa Arellano’s loan.
Loan Update
Date: Saturday, 22 April 2017 4:24 PM
From: Good Return
Felicity has just helped to fund Ma. Theresa Arellano’s loan.
Fully Funded
Date: Saturday, 22 April 2017 4:25 PM
From: Good Return
Good news! The loan for Ma. Theresa Arellano has now been fully funded.
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about the borrower

Borrower Name
Ma. Theresa Arellano
Local Produce
Loan Use
Vegetable hawking
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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