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Sofia has been an active member of PMPC since December 2011. She is married and blessed with 6 children. Out of the 6 children, three of them are school-aged. She has operated a sari-sari (variety) store for a period of 5 years, having a monthly earnings of Php 2,000. She took another loan in PMPC intended to provide financial assistance for her son applying for a job. She hopes to improve the living standard of the family in the future.

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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
  • 667
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $63,141,900
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 42.4
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $175 helped Sofia to provide financial assistance for her son applying for a job.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 14, 2012
Aug 31, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 17, 2013