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Estela Maria
Estela Maria is 41 years old and lives in Taraka, Jimenez, Misamis Occidental. She is married, has six children and earns an income by running a store where she sells groceries and other items. She has had this business for 12 years, and is requesting a loan for PHP 15,000 to purchase more stock for her store. Estela Maria has been a member of PMPC for two years and hopes to expand her business in the future.

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
  • 1145
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $63,466,825
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 43.1
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $350 helped Estela Maria to buy more stocks for her grocery store.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 28, 2012
Mar 27, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 15, 2013