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Catherine is 39 years old, single, and presently lives in South Poblacion, Siquijor, Siquijor. She has owned and operated a sari-sari (general store) for 20 years. She earns 7,000 pesos a month, to contribute to her family's costs of living.

Now, Catherine has requested a loan amounting to PHP 35,000. She will use the loan to purchase more products to resell at her general store. She has been a PMPC member for two years, and she has shown good credit performance.

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
  • 760
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $63,325,000
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 41.2
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $850 helped Catherine to purchase inventory for her sari-sari (general) store.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 30, 2013
May 23, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 22, 2014