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Rolando P., a 54 year old member of Paglaum, is married with four children and resides in Panaon, Misamis Occ.

The rice land he is tending is an inheritance from his parents. When he got married, this then became the family's source of income. He plans to add more capital to the farm to increase its yield. He dreams of a comfortable life ahead.

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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.

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  • $7,000
    Average annual income
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Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $325 helped Rolando to use as additional capital to buy farm inputs.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 20, 2009
Apr 30, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2010