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Paulina
Paulina B. is from the town of Lopez Jaena. She is 40 years old. Paulina is married and has 5 school-aged children. To make a living, Paulina owns & operates a business venture in the retail sector running a general store. While not the only means for generating revenue, the main source of income for the business comes primarily from selling a variety of different products in the local community. Paulina has been engaged in her business for over 3 years and earns approximately 5,000 PHP a month for these activities.

In 2007, Paulina joined PMPC to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and ability to engage in business activities. Paulina has successfully repaid a previous loan of 15,000 PHP from PMPC. This previous loan was used to to purchase additional products to sell. Paulina is requesting a new loan of 20000 PHP which will be used to purchase a transport vehicle to improve the business. This loan will be the 4th loan taken out by Paulina from PMPC. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to improve the general living conditions of the borrower's 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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Additional Information

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

  • $1175
    Average annual income
  • 226
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $53,045,000
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 46.3
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $450 helped Paulina to purchase a transport vehicle to improve the business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Sep 23, 2009
Listed
Oct 16, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Oct 15, 2010