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Ester is married with one child. Ester is 55 years old and lives in Ozamiz City.

Ester sells fashion jewelry to earn a living and has had this business for five years. Each month, she earns PHP 25,000 doing this type of work. She has requested a loan of PHP 25,000 to purchase more beads for her fashion jewelry sales business.

Ester has been a member of PMPC for four years.

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
  • 1562
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $59,060,350
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 42.6
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Ester to purchase more beads for her fashion jewelry sales business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
17 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 14, 2011
Aug 12, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 15, 2012