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Yolanda N. is from the village of Camating, Tudela Mis. Occ.. She is 49 years old. Yolanda is married and has 3 school-aged children.

To make a living Yolanda sells personal home products to tourists and local community members. Yolanda has been engaged in her business for over 3 years and earns approximately 3,500 PHP a month for these activities.

In 2008, Yolanda joined PMPC to help improve her living situation and ability to engage in business activities. Yolanda successfully repaid a previous loan of 5000 PHP from PMPC which she used to to purchase additional products to sell. Yolanda is requesting her third loan from PMPC, for 4000 PHP, which she will use for the same purpose. She plans to use the additional revenue to supplement her family's income.

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
  • 387
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $66,111,575
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 45.6
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $100 helped Yolanda to purchase additional products to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
3 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 19, 2010
Mar 23, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 15, 2010