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Mrs. Elizabeth C., 36, lives in Dicayas, Dipolog City with her husband and four children, two of whom are still in school. Many are inspired by her dedication and hard work for the benefit of her family.

Elizabeth works as a snack vendor to her neighbors and the neighboring barrios, selling native snacks such as "suman" and bananas. Because of increased demand for her products, she investigated many lending institution for financial assistance. Since joining Paglaum MPC, which extends financial services to the poor, she has been a good member, having already received and repaid two loans. Now, she is seeking a loan of 12,000 PHP to be able to purchase ingredients for her native snack-making. Elizabeth would like to establish a mini-restaurant and snack house in the future.

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About Paglaum Multi-Purpose Cooperative

Paglaum Multi-Purpose Cooperative (PMPC) was founded in 1992 by the beneficiaries, parents and staff of the Paglaum Community Development Foundation to address economic and livelihood activities for sustainability. The organization operates in the northwestern provinces of Mindanao and Visayas.

In the local vernacular, “paglaum” means “hope.” The initial foundation is dedicated to child development through a holistic approach. The goal is to build self-reliance and expand opportunity so the poorest of the poor can help themselves.

About Philippines

  • $7,000
    Average annual income
  • 1859
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $61,075,150
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 48.2
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $250 helped Elizabeth to purchase ingredients for making native snacks.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 3, 2009
Apr 29, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2010