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Ledesma is 61 years old and lives in Poblacion, Panaon, Misamis Occidental. She is married with 3 children who are now adults.

For their source of livelihood, Ledesma has a little store where she has been selling groceries and other consumable products for 10 years. She earns approximately 6,000 PHP each month doing this type of business activity. She is also receiving support from her husband who is employed by the government engineering department.

She has requested a loan to be used in purchasing additional groceries and other consumable products for retail.

Ledesma has been a member of PMPC for almost 2 years. In the future, Ledesma 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
  • 1876
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $61,001,400
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 44.3
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $475 helped Ledesma to purchase additional groceries and other consumable products for retail.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 15, 2014
Apr 21, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2015