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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 $8,395,325 $937,965,025
Amount of raised Inactive loans $0 $498,200
Number of raised Inactive loans 0 431
Amount of Paying Back Loans $1,194,300 $143,328,850
Number of Paying Back Loans 3,069 175,425
Amount of Ended Loans $7,201,025 $794,137,975
Number of Ended Loans 20,476 994,902
Delinquency Rate 0.00% 7.93%
Amount in Arrears $0 $7,433,246
Outstanding Portfolio $609,996 $93,783,450
Number of Loans Delinquent 0 19,274
Default Rate 0.00% 1.40%
Amount of Ended Loans Defaulted $0 $11,137,050
Number of Ended Loans Defaulted 0 31,506
Currency Exchange Loss Rate 0.01% 0.46%
Amount of Currency Exchange Loss $683 $4,278,396
Refund Rate 0.18% 0.63%
Amount of Refunded Loans $15,150 $5,887,300
Number of Refunded Loans 50 5,924

Loan Characteristics On Kiva

    This Field Partner All Kiva Partners
  Loans to Women Borrowers 89.59% 75.18%
Average Loan Size $336 $401
Average Individual Loan Size $350 $634
Average Group Loan Size $539 $1,772
Average number of borrowers per group 2.8 7.8
Average GDP per capita (PPP) in local country $7,000 $5,898
Average Loan Size / GDP per capita (PPP) 4.80% 6.80%
Average Time to Fund a Loan 5.93 days 6.93 days
Average Dollars Raised Per Day Per Loan $56.63 $57.86
  Average Loan Term 9.6 months 11.1 months

Journaling Performance on Kiva

    This Field Partner All Kiva Partners
  Total Journals 20,119 486,610
  Journaling Rate 95.29% 41.50%
  Average Number of Comments Per Journal 0.01 0.05
  Average Number of Recommendations Per Journal 0.55 1.20

Borrowing Cost Comparison (based on 2014 data)

    This Field Partner Median for MFI's in Country All Kiva Partners
  Average Cost to Borrower 41% PY 46.00% PY 26.04% PY
  Profitability (return on assets) 0.83% 4.8% -0.31%
  Average Loan Size (% of per capita income) 12.20% 8.00% 17.73%

Country Fast Facts

Field Partner Staff

Lysette Asombrado
Daisyl Bajelot
Paglaum Dipolog
Kenneth Dumaboc
ria carla fe fallorin
Paglaum Liloy
Grace Magcanta
Kher Mission
Paglaum Sindangan
Paglaum Tangub