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Susette is 31 years old and lives in Unidos, Plaridel with her husband and three children. She earns about PHP 22,500 a month by selling a variety of snacks, and is applying for a loan to buy the ingredients she needs to make more of them to sell to her customers. She has been a member of PMPC for the last five years, and would someday like to own and operate her own food stall.

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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
  • 987
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $63,411,650
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 42.5
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $475 helped Susette to buy ingredients to make more snacks to sell to her customers.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 15, 2011
Aug 15, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 15, 2012