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Mrs. Nena P. is from Molave, Zamboanga del Sur. She is 55 years old, married, and has six children. To make a living, Nena and her husband operate a business making furniture and fixtures. They have been engaged in this business for over four years and earn approximately 28,000 PHP per month from these activities.

Nena joined Kiva partner PMPC to gain access to financial services to improve her living situation and ability to engage in business activities. She has successfully repaid a previous loan of 35,000 PHP from PMPC. This loan was used to purchase materials for their business. Now, Nena is requesting a new loan of 50,000 PHP, which will be used as additional capital for their business. They need additional capital because they have a lot of customers who are willing to make purchases but their capital is not sufficient.

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
  • 760
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $63,325,000
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 46.1
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,100 helped Nena as additional capital for their furniture business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 13, 2010
Jan 22, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 15, 2011