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Perlita, 49, is married with four children. She lives in San Roque, Panaon, Misamis Occidental, in the Philippines.

Perlita is engaged in snack vending activity and earns approximately 2,000 Philippine pesos each month doing this type of work.

She has requested a loan to buy ingredients for her food and snack processing and retailing business. She has been a member of the Paglaum Multi-Purpose Cooperative for almost nine years.

In the future, she 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
  • 806
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $63,360,225
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 43.7
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $250 helped Perlita to purchase ingredients for her food processing and vending business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 31, 2013
Jun 30, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 16, 2014