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Dionesia A. is from the village of Solinog, Calamba. She is 52 years old, married and has 5 adult-aged children. Dionesia owns and operates a business selling ocean-caught fish in the local community. Dionesia has been engaged in her business for over 18 years and earns approximately 20,000 PHP a month from it.

In 2007, Dionesia joined PMPC to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and ability to engage in business activities. Dionesia has successfully repaid a previous loan of 25,000 PHP from PMPC, which was used as additional capital for her business. Dionesia is requesting a new loan of 35,000 PHP which will be used as additional working capital. This will be the 8th loan taken out by Dionesia 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

  • $1175
    Average annual income
  • 233
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $52,041,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 45.4
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $775 helped Dionesia additional capital for her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 3, 2010
Aug 3, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 15, 2011