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Wilson's Group
In this Group: Wilson, Herminia
Wilson is married and has two children. He is 32 years old and lives in the Philippines. He is a farmer and grows assorted crops, such as watermelon, squash and peppers, to earn a living. He has been doing this for five years.

Wilson has requested a loan to purchase construction materials needed for his house completion. He has been a member of PMPC for almost two years. He is the leader of a two-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 Housing Loans

Many poor families cannot afford housing that meets their needs. When you make a housing loan on Kiva, you give people access to flexible capital to obtain or improve their homes. Better housing means better health, sanitation, and even educational outcomes for children. A house can also be much more for entrepreneurs who run businesses out of their homes. In this way, housing and small business loans on Kiva share a common purpose: to alleviate poverty and enable families to enjoy more stable lives.

About Philippines

  • $1175
    Average annual income
  • 891
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $54,399,900
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 40.7
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD
Ended with Loss - Currency Exchange Loss learn more
A portion of Wilson's Group's $1,125 loan helped a member to purchase construction materials needed for completion of his house.
99% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Feb 28, 2013
Listed
Mar 9, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Oct 23, 2014