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Mrs. Dominica S. is from Molave Zamboanga del Sur. She is 41 years old and married with 2 children. She has operated her sari-sari store for more than 2 years and her husband is an agent of a soda company. Their main source of income comes from the salary of her husband, and also from her own sari-sari store. Their monthly is approximately 25,000 a month.

She joined PMPC to gain access to financial services and to engage in other business activities. She successfully repaid her previous loan of 20,000 taken from PMPC. This previous loan was used for the expansion of her sari-sari store. She has a new loan of 40,000 from PMPC and this loan will be used for additional capital for her business. This is her 8th cycle of loans from PMPC.

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
  • 1538
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $59,090,400
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 44.8
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $900 helped Dominica for additional capital for her sari-sari store.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 16, 2010
Apr 8, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 15, 2011