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Laila P. is from the town of Lopez Jaena. She is 37 years old. Laila is married and has 6 school-aged children. To make a living, Laila manufactures and sells clay products to local businesses and community members. Laila has been engaged in her business for over 2 years and earns approximately 3,000 PHP a month from these activities.

In 2008, Laila joined PMPC to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and ability to engage in business activities. Laila has successfully repaid a previous loan of 10,000 PHP from PMPC. She use the previous loan to purchase raw materials to manufacture additional products. Laila is requesting a new loan of 13000 PHP that she will use to purchase additional inventory and serve as working capital. This will be Laila's third loan from PMPC. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to improve her family's living conditions.

About PMPC:

Paglaum Multi-Purpose Cooperative (PMPC is one of the most progressive cooperatives in northwestern Mindanao. It reaches out to the rural poor using the Grameen model.

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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
  • 333
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  • $70,752,750
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 47.9
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $275 helped Laila to purchase additional inventory.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 24, 2009
Jun 29, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 15, 2010