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Mrs. Melita C., 51 years old, and married with four children, is a resident in Siare, Sindangan, Zamboanga Del Norte. Siare is a coastal area where most of the people's source of income is fishing. Mrs. C., Melita is one of them. Her business is fishing and it answers the basic needs of the community.

Melita started her business with only one fishing boat. Fortunately, she now has four fishing boats and sells the catch wholesale to neighboring towns. She extends support to other fishermen in their community. She's applying for a loan from Paglaum for she believes in providing help to people who are also in the fishing business. Her heart's desire is to continue inspiring people to be hardworking so that everybody will live abundantly.

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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
  • 448
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  • $69,718,725
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 48.8
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,050 helped Melita to use as additional capital for her fishing business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 17, 2009
Apr 30, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 15, 2009