Last updated December 21, 2012

Partner Description:

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.

Today, PMPC offers microfinance services throughout the communities it serves, with special attention paid to borrowers with disabilities and other vulnerable groups. It also offers entrepreneurial training to help members get their businesses off the ground.

Becuase it works in many remote communities, PMPC provides access to solar energy so that adults can extend their productivity hours and children can study longer in the evening.

Kiva lenders’ funds are used to help PMPC members start and grow businesses, and also gives the cooperative room to expand its other services, including training, insurance, savings accounts and more.

As of October 2012, the organization had 49,000 members, including 29,000 microfinance group members.

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PMPC Head Office and Hotel.

Repayment Performance on Kiva

    This Field Partner All Kiva Partners
  Start Date On Kiva Nov 21, 2008 Oct 12, 2005
Total Loans $4,361,625 $582,580,825
Amount of raised Inactive loans $0 $392,225
Number of raised Inactive loans 0 380
Amount of Paying Back Loans $986,525 $116,748,000
Number of Paying Back Loans 2,042 123,118
Amount of Ended Loans $3,375,100 $465,440,600
Number of Ended Loans 10,323 591,914
Delinquency Rate 0.00% 3.75%
Amount in Arrears $0 $2,842,426
Outstanding Portfolio $573,451 $75,775,764
Number of loanDelinquent 0 11,741
Default Rate 0.00% 1.15%
Amount of Ended Loans Defaulted $0 $5,334,744
Amount of Ended Loans $3,375,100 $465,440,600
Number of Ended Loans Defaulted 0 16,795
Currency Exchange Loss Rate 0.00% 0.08%
Amount of Currency Exchange Loss $28 $480,684
Refund Rate 0.30% 0.77%
Amount of Refunded Loans $12,875 $4,494,225
Number of Refunded Loans 47 5,037

Loan Characteristics On Kiva

    This Field Partner All Kiva Partners
  Loans to Women Borrowers 92.61% 74.17%
Average Loan Size $316 $418
Average Individual Loan Size $340 $656
Average Group Loan Size $539 $1,826
Average number of borrowers per group 2.8 8
Average GDP per capita (PPP) in local country $1,175 $3,434
Average Loan Size / GDP per capita (PPP) 26.90% 12.18%
Average Time to Fund a Loan 4.43 days 5.55 days
Average Dollars Raised Per Day Per Loan $71.34 $75.32
  Average Loan Term 9.25 months 10.28 months

Journaling Performance on Kiva

    This Field Partner All Kiva Partners
  Total Journals 10,715 291,324
  Journaling Rate 99.39% 42.38%
  Average Number of Comments Per Journal 0.02 0.08
  Average Number of Recommendations Per Journal 1.04 1.90

Borrowing Cost Comparison (based on 2012 data)

    This Field Partner Median for MFI's in Country All Kiva Partners
  Average Cost to Borrower 38% PY 46.00% PY 33.64% PY
  Profitability (return on assets) 1.8% 4.8% -1.40%
  Average Loan Size (% of per capita income) 12.20% 8.00% 41.35%

Country Fast Facts

Field Partner Staff

Cheryl Abejar
Florinda Agan
Lysette Asombrado
Mayanita Awa
Fe Bañes
Ruben Castardo Jr.
Paglaum Dipolog
Kenneth Dumaboc
Rodilyn Emeterio
Carl Jun Gula
Paglaum Liloy
Lovely Maghinay
Annabelle Namocatcat
Jemarie Panio
Gena Parcutilo
Paglaum Sindangan
Paglaum Tangub