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Litas is from the village of Obay, Polanco, Zamboanga del Norte. She is 46 years old, married, and has 3 school-aged children. Litas has a general store. She earned PHP 3000 each month doing this activity. She has requested a loan of PHP 14,900 to purchase stocks for her general store. Litas had been a member in Paglaum MPC for 3 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.

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  • $7,000
    Average annual income
  • 1855
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  • $60,929,450
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 43.4
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $325 helped Litas buy stock for her store.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 15, 2011
Nov 14, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 15, 2012