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Perlita is 34 years old, and is married with five children. She lives in Malintuboan, Labason, Zamboanga del Norte.

She operates her own sari-sari store to earn a living, and she has had this business for 12 years. Each month, she earns PHP 5000 doing this type of work. Perlita has requested a loan for PHP 30,000 for additional capital.

Perlita has been a member of PMPC for three years. In the future, Perlita hopes to improve her 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
  • 1540
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $59,090,400
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 43.3
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $700 helped Perlita with additional capital, to enable her to buy more groceries to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 25, 2013
Aug 6, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 17, 2014