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Celerina is married with four children. Celerina is 47 years old and lives in Dela Paz, Liloy, Zamboanga del Norte.

Celerina sells pig lechon to earn a living and had this business for five years. Each month, she earns 8,000 PHP doing this type of work. She has requested a loan of 12,000 PHP to purchase pigz to cook as lechon to sell. Celerina has been a member of PMPC for two years. In the future, Celerina hopes to expand her business.

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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
  • 1596
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $60,713,650
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 41.3
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $300 helped Celerina to purchase pigz to use in making lechon to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 23, 2012
Oct 28, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 25, 2013