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Betty is 32 years old and lives in Bonga, Maria, Siquijor. She is married with three school-age children.

Betty has a "Beauty Salon" business and earns approximately PHP 7,000 each month doing this type of work. She has requested a loan of 40,000 PHP to purchase additional accessories for her beauty salon business . The said business is managed by her husband.

Betty has been a member of Paglaum Multi Purpose Cooperative for more than one year. In the future, Betty hopes to expand her business.

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.

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  • $7,000
    Average annual income
  • 1496
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  • $59,200,750
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 41.7
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $975 helped Betty to purchase accessories for her beauty salon.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 22, 2012
Jul 27, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 17, 2013