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Joel is 40 years old and has run a sari-sari (variety) business for the past year and a half. His store is located in front of his house and he also owns a small stall in front of the elementary school in his town where he sells snacks such as banana cue, cassava cakes, sweet potato cue, and chips. Joel earns 3,000 PHP each month.

Joel is requesting a loan to buy pigs and to buy more items to sell such as canned goods and instant noodles. In the future, he plans to start a hog-raising business to augment his income. Joel hopes that his businesses will grow and that his two children will finish college and have bright futures.

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About Philippines

  • $7,000
    Average annual income
  • 1492
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $59,411,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 42.8
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $125 helped Joel to buy items such as canned goods and noodles, and to buy pigs to raise.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 2, 2012
Feb 19, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 15, 2012