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Phebe Potutan Group
In this Group: Phebe, Carmencita
Phebe P. is from the village of Mansabay Bajo. She is 39 years old. Phebe is the group leader for a two-member group loan offered by PMPC. While each member of the group receives an individual loan, they are each responsible for paying back the loan of the other group member, if the other one is delinquent or defaults.


Phebe is married and has four school-age children. To make a living, Phebe owns and operates a fishing business. The main source of income for the business comes from harvesting and selling ocean-caught fish in the local community. Phebe has been engaged in her business for over 5 years, and she earns approximately 3,000 PHP a month for these activities.


In 2006, Phebe joined PMPC to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and ability to engage in business activities. Phebe has successfully repaid a previous loan of 15,000 PHP from PMPC. This previous loan was used to purchase fishing equipment including hooks and nets. Phebe is requesting a new loan of 20,000 PHP, which will be used to invest in expanding the business. This loan will be the sixth loan taken out by Phebe 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.


*Note: To maximize efficiency and reduce costs, this loan was posted using a template to automate the translation by Kiva. Given that manual translation of entrepreneur profiles is costly, Kiva created this template for our Field Partner to allow them to continue to post loans in English while providing quality and accurate information to Kiva lenders.

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

  • $1175
    Average annual income
  • 1176
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $54,849,700
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 44.5
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Phebe Potutan Group's $800 loan helped a member to invest in expanding the business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Apr 14, 2010
Listed
May 3, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Feb 15, 2011