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Mrs. Edna is the 41-year-old mother of two children. She is engaging in retail selling of different grocery products. And her primary customers are the nearby houses within her vicinity. She is in the business for almost ten years now. The major activity of her business is purchasing products at wholesale and sell them at retail.

By this business, she is able to generate income, which helps her day-to-day needs. The demand for her products is increasing frrom her neighbors, who fill a boarding house and apartment. By increasing her inventory, she can improve her business, and she can finance the education of her children.

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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.

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  • $7,000
    Average annual income
  • 687
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  • $63,147,100
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 43.6
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $250 helped Edna to purchase additional inventory for her retail grocery store.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 20, 2013
Sep 26, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 17, 2014