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Tita L. is from the village of Tipan. She is 51 years old and is married with six adult children.

Tita owns and operates a hog-raising business. She has been engaged in her business for over a year and earns approximately 3,000 PHP a month.

In 2010, Tita joined PMPC to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and her ability to engage in business activities. She has successfully repaid a previous loan from PMPC.

Tita is requesting a new loan of 14,900 PHP which will be used to purchase pig feed and other supplies. This loan will be her 2nd from PMPC. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to supplement her family's income.

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

  • $7,000
    Average annual income
  • 1848
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $60,929,450
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 44.8
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $350 helped Tita to purchase pig feed and other supplies.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 5, 2010
Aug 9, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 15, 2011