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Lean Grace
Amelita Dumajel is from the village of Dicoyong in Sindangan, Zamboanga del Norte. She is 45 years old, married, and has three school-aged children. To make a living, she sells clothing. She has been engaged in her business for six years and earns approximately $175 a month from this activity.

In 2008, Amelita joined PMPC to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and ability to engage in business activities. She has successfully repaid a previous loan of 5,000 PHP from PMPC. This previous loan was used to purchase additional products to sell.

Amelita is requesting a new loan of 5,000 PHP which will be used to purchase additional inventory and as working capital. This will be her 4th loan from PMPC. She plans to use the additional revenue generated to expand 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

  • $1175
    Average annual income
  • 236
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $53,045,000
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 43.7
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $200 helped Lean Grace additional capital for her food sales business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Oct 25, 2010
Listed
Nov 23, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
May 15, 2011