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Mrs. Nanie S. is engaged in firewood vending to earn a living. Bundles of firewood are displayed along the road. Her customers are the passersby, local residents and carenderias (restaurants).

Mrs. S. is from Tudela, Misamis Occidental. She is 64-years-old and separated with three married children. She has been a member of Paglaum MPC since January, 2005, and is requesting a loan for additional capital and to build a shed for the firewood.

Mrs. S.’s heart's desire is to have a decent life with money for her old age and to be able to help send her grandchildren to school.

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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.

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  • $7,000
    Average annual income
  • 301
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  • $70,622,575
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 47.8
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Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $325 helped Nanie additional capital for a firewood business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 25, 2009
Apr 11, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2010