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Alejandra, is from Oroquita City. She is famous for her pillow cases and curtains. She is a dressmaker. Her husband is an expert in tailoring pants and uniforms. They both agreed to continue the business as a couple. She was trained by her husband to cut and sew simple pillow cases at first. Later on, she learned different styles of cutting and tailoring.

Their primary customers are their neighbors and relatives. In order to cater for all of them, they hired an employee and paid him based on the number of items he made. Recently, she applied for PHP 14,900 to buy meters of cloth for dresses and pillow cases. In the future, she hopes that they will have a tailor shop in the heart of the city.

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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
  • 1082
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $63,436,400
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 48.2
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $325 helped Alejandra to buy meters of cloth for pillow cases, curtains, and dresses.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 24, 2009
Mar 26, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 15, 2010