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Mrs. Rosario T. has been an active member of Paglaum MPC for three years. She is married and all of her children are already married. Her husband is a carpenter. Only the two of them are living in their home.

Her economic activity is backyard gardening just to help her husband in generating income. Her garden is planted with different kinds of root crops. Her latest loan is intended to purchase fertilizer and pay for labor for soil cultivation.

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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
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    Funds lent in using Kiva
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Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $175 helped Rosario to pay for fertilizer and labor costs for cultivation.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 11, 2009
May 22, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2009