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Meraluna C. is in the hog fattening business. Meraluna is 32 years old, married and blessed with one child. Meraluna and family live in Barangay Danao, Plaridel, Misamis Occidental, Philippines.

Meraluna started the business with just 2 piglets and a small amount of money. It has been a lot of hard work and she doesn’t underestimate the kind of work it will take to maintain it. In order to maintain her business, Meraluna realized that she needs additional capital. She would like to borrow $450 to purchase all the stuff she needs.

From the income that she will gain, Meraluna will be pay her loan of course and like any other parent, provide her children a good and bright future.

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
  • 720
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $63,241,750
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 46.5
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $450 helped Meraluna additional capital for raising hogs.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 14, 2009
Feb 3, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 15, 2009