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Perla P. is from the village of Silongon, Tudela, Misamis Occidental. She is 39 years old, is married, and has two school-aged children.

Perla owns and operates a business planting and harvesting corn for sale. She has been engaged in her business for over thirteen years and earns approximately 2,000 PHP a month.

In 2006, Perla joined PMPC to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and her ability to engage in business activities. She has successfully repaid a previous loan of 7,000 PHP from PMPC. This previous loan was used to to purchase additional seeds, seedlings and young crops to raise.

Perla is requesting a new loan of 20,000 PHP which will be used to purchase fertilizer such as manure. This loan will be her 6th from PMPC. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to supplement her family's income.

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.

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  • $7,000
    Average annual income
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  • $63,374,250
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 47.6
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Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $425 helped Perla to purchase fertilizer such as manure.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
19 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 30, 2009
Nov 1, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 24, 2011