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Leonila's Group
In this Group: Leonila, Jecy Mae
Leonila is 60 years old and lives in Rizal, Jimenez, Misamis Occidental. She is married with 2 children.

Leonila is engaged in chocolate tablet and coffee making business and earns approximately Php 10,000 each month doing this type of work. She has requested a loan to be used in purchasing additional kilos of cacao and coffee seeds for her business.

Leonila has been a member of PMPC for almost 2 years. In the future, she hopes to expand her business. Leonila is the leader of a 2 person group. Although they borrow as a group, each member of the group has their own 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.

This is a Group Loan

In a group loan, each member of the group receives an individual loan but is part of a larger group of individuals. The group is there to provide support to the members and to provide a system of peer pressure, but groups may or may not be formally bound by a group guarantee. In cases where there is a group guarantee, members of the group are responsible for paying back the loans of their fellow group members in the case of delinquency or default.

Kiva's Field Partners typically feature one borrower from a group. The loan description, sector, and other attributes for a group loan profile are determined by the featured borrower's loan. The other members of the group are not required to use their loans for the same purpose.

About Philippines

  • $7,000
    Average annual income
  • 717
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $63,275,575
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 40.7
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Leonila's Group's $750 loan helped a member purchase additional supplies of cacao and coffee seeds.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 25, 2013
Feb 16, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 17, 2013