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Mrs. Luz P., 43 years old, is married and a resident of San Isidro, Jimenez, Misamis Occidental. She is blessed with four children. Her husband is an ambulance driver of the Municipality of Jimenez. In her desire to help her husband, she ventured into pig raising with a start-up capital of 3,000 Philippine Pesos (about US $62) from Paglaum Multi-Purpose Cooperative. She is a MIGS member (member in good standing) of the co-op and has take out loans several times already. She's thankful that Paglaum Cooperative is always there in times of need.

Now, she is applying for a 14,900 peso loan to buy sacks of feeds and a piglet. She plans to build a cage for her pigs. She aims to repair their house and hopes that she'll be able to send all her children to college.

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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
  • 402
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $70,817,050
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 48.6
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $325 helped Luz to buy sacks of feed.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 20, 2009
Apr 23, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2010