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Annabelle C. is from the town of Katipunan. She is 37 years old and is married. She has three school-aged children and one infant child.

Annabelle operates a family member's business in the food sector, primarily selling different kinds of fish in the local community. Annabelle has been engaged in her business for over 6 years and earns approximately 10,000 PHP a month.

In 2006, Annabelle joined PMPC to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and her ability to engage in business activities. Annabelle has successfully repaid a previous loan of 20,000 PHP from PMPC. This previous loan was used to invest in expanding her business.

Annabelle is requesting a new loan of 30,000 PHP, which will be used to purchase additional fish to sell. This loan will be her 9th loan from PMPC. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to improve the general living conditions 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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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
  • 687
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  • $63,147,100
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 43.8
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $700 helped Annabelle to buy fish to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 26, 2010
Dec 14, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2011