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Mera Flor
Mera Flor G. is from the village of Poblacion, Sibutad. She is 23 years old and married with one infant child.


To make a living Mera Flor operates a business in construction, selling sand and gravel. Mera Flor has been engaged in her business for over 5 years and earns approximately 3000 PHP a month.


In 2010 Mera Flor joined PMPC to improve her living situation and ability to engage in business activities. She is requesting her first loan from PMPC, for 7000 PHP, to invest in her business.


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.

About Philippines

  • $7,000
    Average annual income
  • 1235
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $57,815,050
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 46.3
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $175 helped Mera Flor as additional capital for her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Jul 6, 2010
Listed
Aug 1, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Feb 15, 2011