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Esterlina V. is from the village of Silongon in Tudela,Misamis Occidental. She is 57 years old. Esterlina is married and has 4 adult children. To make a living, Esterlina raises and sells pigs. Esterlina has been engaged in her business for over 24 years and earns approximately 3,400 PHP a month from these activities.

In 2004, Esterlina joined PMPC to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and ability to engage in business activities. Esterlina has successfully repaid a previous loan of 6,000 PHP from PMPC. She used her previous loan to buy piglets to raise and sell. Esterlina is requesting a new loan of 12000 PHP to purchase livestock feed and other supplies. This will be Esterlina's 12th loan from PMPC. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to support her immediate 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
  • 230
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $52,032,975
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 46.1
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $275 helped Esterlina to purchase livestock feed and other supplies.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 3, 2009
Jan 1, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 18, 2010