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Dioscora is married with 12 children. Dioscora is 59 years old and lives in Dansalan, Labason, Zamboanga del Norte.

Dioscora operates her sari-sari (convenience) store to earn a living and has had this business for one year. Each month, she earns 4,000 PHP (Philippines pesos) doing this type of work. She has requested a loan to purchase more stock for her general store such as shampoo and toothpaste.

Dioscora has been a member of PMPC for four years. In the future, Dioscora 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.

About Philippines

  • $7,000
    Average annual income
  • 1936
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $61,097,225
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 41.2
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $375 helped Dioscora to purchase more stock for her general store such as shampoo and toothpaste.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 23, 2013
May 23, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 17, 2013