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Lorena is 38 years old, married, and has three children. She lives in Galingon, Tampilisan, Zamboanga del Norte. Lorena operates a sari-sari store to earn a living, which she has been doing for two years. Each month, she earns 5,000 PHP.

Lorena requested a loan from PMPC, which she will use to purchase more basic needs items to sell. In the future, she hopes to expand her sari-sari store

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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.

About Philippines

  • $7,000
    Average annual income
  • 1642
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $60,734,625
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 44.7
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $225 helped Lorena to purchase more basic needs items to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 8, 2014
Apr 28, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 20, 2014