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Evangeline F. is from the city of Oroquieta. She is 40 years old. Evangeline is married and has a school-aged child. To make a living, Evangeline owns and operates a "pansit" (fresh canton) business, making and selling food. The main source of income for the business comes primarily from selling specialty food products in the local community. Evangeline has been engaged in her business for over a year and earns approximately 10,000 PHP a month.

In 2008, Evangeline joined PMPC to gain access to financial services. She hoped to help improve her living situation and to increase her ability to engage in business activities. Evangeline has successfully repaid a previous loan of 10,000 PHP from PMPC.

Evangeline is now requesting a new loan of 14,900 PHP, which will be used to purchase raw ingredients needed to make her food products for sale. This loan will be the third loan taken out by Evangeline from PMPC. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to improve the general living conditions of her family.

About PMPC:

Paglaum Multi-Purpose Cooperative (PMPC) is one of the most progressive cooperatives in northwestern Mindanao. It reaches out to the rural poor using the Grameen model.

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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
  • 1478
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $59,394,700
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 48.0
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $325 helped Evangeline to purchase raw ingredients needed to make her food products for sale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 30, 2009
Aug 14, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 15, 2010