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Nhelajean C. is from the village of Balok. She is 33 years old. Nhelajean is married and has one infant child. To make a living, Nhelajean owns and operates a business selling fish. Nhelajean has been engaged in her business for more than seven years and earns approximately 10,000 PHP a month for these activities.

In 2008, Nhelajean joined PMPC to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and her ability to engage in business activities. Nhelajean has successfully repaid a previous loan of 3,000 PHP from PMPC. This previous loan was used to purchase additional fish to sell. Nhelajean is requesting a new loan of 3,500 PHP which will be used to purchase additional fish to sell. This loan will be the fourth loan taken out by Nhelajean from PMPC. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to financially support immediate members 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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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.

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  • $7,000
    Average annual income
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  • $61,075,150
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 45.9
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $100 helped Nhelajean to purchase additional fish to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 2, 2010
Aug 1, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 15, 2011