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Mr. Rogelio T., 45 years old, is married and lives at Calube, Aloran, Misamis Occidental. He is blessed with only one child. His primary source of income comes from a "sari-sari" (general) store. He has been a member of Paglaum Multi-Purpose Cooperative since June 1999. He has taken out 23 loans already. Pepe has proved his worth, being a Member in Good Standing of Paglaum Multi-Purpose Cooperative.

Rogelio said, he is thankful for the cooperative because of the financial assistance given to his family. Today, he is applying for PHP 40,000 to buy additional goods for his sari-sari store business. He hopes for a bountiful life ahead. He also dreams of expanding his “sari-sari” store into a General Merchandise store someday.

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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
  • 396
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $70,831,400
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 46.7
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $875 helped Rogelio to buy additional goods for "sari-sari" (general) store.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 30, 2009
May 22, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 15, 2010