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Jessie's Group
In this Group: Jessie, Liza
Jessie M. is from the village of Buenavista, Tudela, Misamis Occidental. She is 56 years old and is the leader of this two-member group loan offered by PMPC. While each member of the group receives an individual loan, they are collectively responsible for paying back the loan of their fellow group member if they are delinquent or default.

Jessie is married and has five adult-aged children. She has been a farmer for over 20 years and earns approximately 8,200 PHP a month.

In March, 2005, Jessie joined PMPC to gain access to financial services to help improve her business and living situation. She has successfully repaid a previous loan of 14,900 PHP from PMPC. This previous loan was used to purchase fertilizers.

Jessie is requesting a new loan of 14,900 PHP, which will be used to purchase fertilizers for her farm. This will be her eight loan from PMPC. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business for the improvement of her house.

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.

This is a Group Loan

In a group loan, each member of the group receives an individual loan but is part of a larger group of individuals. The group is there to provide support to the members and to provide a system of peer pressure, but groups may or may not be formally bound by a group guarantee. In cases where there is a group guarantee, members of the group are responsible for paying back the loans of their fellow group members in the case of delinquency or default.

Kiva's Field Partners typically feature one borrower from a group. The loan description, sector, and other attributes for a group loan profile are determined by the featured borrower's loan. The other members of the group are not required to use their loans for the same purpose.

About Philippines

  • $7,000
    Average annual income
  • 761
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $63,325,000
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 43.2
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Jessie's Group's $475 loan helped a member to purchase fertilizers.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 24, 2011
Apr 16, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 15, 2011