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Luneta Fernandez Group
In this Group: Luneta, Elizabeth M, Ofelia, Jophy, Liliosa
Luneta F. is from the village of Matugas Bajo, Jimenez. She is 40 years old. Luneta is the group leader of a five-member group loan offered by PMPC. While each member of the group receives an individual loan, they are all collectively responsible for paying back the loans of their fellow group members if someone is delinquent or defaults.

Luneta is married and has a grown child. To make a living, Luneta plants and harvests coconut for sale. Luneta is just starting this business.

In 2009, Luneta joined PMPC to gain access to financial services. She wished to help improve her living situation and increase her ability to engage in business activities. Luneta has successfully repaid a previous loan from PMPC. Luneta is requesting a new loan of 14,900 PHP, which will be used to invest in expanding the business. This loan will be the thirrd loan taken out by Luneta 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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Additional Information

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.

This is a Group Loan

In a group loan, each member of the group receives an individual loan but is part of a larger group of individuals. The group is there to provide support to the members and to provide a system of peer pressure, but groups may or may not be formally bound by a group guarantee. In cases where there is a group guarantee, members of the group are responsible for paying back the loans of their fellow group members in the case of delinquency or default.

Kiva's Field Partners typically feature one borrower from a group. The loan description, sector, and other attributes for a group loan profile are determined by the featured borrower's loan. The other members of the group are not required to use their loans for the same purpose.

About Philippines

  • $7,000
    Average annual income
  • 1940
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $61,098,225
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 44.7
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Luneta Fernandez Group's $1,250 loan helped a member to invest in expanding her coconut selling business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 30, 2010
Apr 14, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 15, 2011