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Our featured entrepreneur is a young and active vendor of balot (incubated 18 day old duck eggs). She is Mrs. Evelyn C., 28 years of age, married to Angelito C., a tricycle driver in the city. They are blessed with four children: three of them are now in elementary school and the other one is an infant.

With starting capital of 500 PHP from a lending investor, she was able to begin her business almost a year ago. Now she is earning an average net income of not less than 3,000 PHP. Upon hearing the good news of Paglaum MPC, she immediately joined the PDP-LP (Paglaum Development Program for Landless People) in the year 2006. With her good credit record, she has accessed multiple loans.

Now on her sixth cycle, she is applying for 8,000 PHP to buy one unit tricycle for her husband. Her hope in life is to be able to meet the daily needs of her family and give them a better education for their future.

Additional Information

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
  • 380
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $66,137,075
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 48.1
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $175 helped Evelyn to purchase one unit tricycle.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 15, 2009
Jul 30, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 15, 2010