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Delia A. is from the village of Matugas Bajo, Jimenez, Misamis Occidental. She is 48 years old. Delia is married and has three school-aged children. She owns and operates a footwear store and sells to the local community. She has been engaged in her business for over one year and earns approximately 4,000 Philippine pesos (PHP) a month.

In 2006, Delia joined PMPC to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and her ability to engage in business. She has successfully repaid a previous loan of 14,900 PHP from PMPC. Delia is requesting another loan of 14,900 PHP which will be used to purchase additional products to sell and as working capital. This loan will be her 7th loan 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

  • $1175
    Average annual income
  • 464
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $51,043,600
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 46.5
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $325 helped Delia inventory and working capital.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 17, 2009
Dec 6, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 15, 2010