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Catherine is married with one child. She is 44 years old and lives in Jimenez, Misamis Occidental. Catherine sells used clothing to earn a living and has had this business for 10 years. Each month, she earns 1,800 PHP doing this type of work. She has requested a loan for 14,900 PHP to purchase more bundles of used clothing. Catherine has been a member of PMPC for three years. In the future, Catherine hopes to pay tuition fees for her child.

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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.

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  • $7,000
    Average annual income
  • 1809
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $60,866,650
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 42.7
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $350 helped Catherine to purchase more bundles of used clothing.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 21, 2011
Aug 14, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 15, 2012