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Lowela is married with 3 children. She is 30 years old and lives in Clarin.

Lowela sells a variety of products in her general store to earn a living and has had this business for 10 years. Each month, she earns PHP 8,000. She has requested a loan for 20,000 to purchase a larger variety of products. Lowela has been a member of PMPC for 2 years.

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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
  • 1087
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $63,429,000
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 43.5
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $475 helped Lowela to purchase a larger variety of products.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 31, 2011
Jun 25, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 15, 2012