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Cumawas Group
In this Group: Jonalyn, Mercedita
Jonalyn C. lives in the village of Miputak. She is 31 years old and leads a two-person loan group that receives funding from PMPC. While each member of the group receives an individual loan, they are both collectively responsible for paying back the loan for their fellow group member if one is delinquent or defaults.

Jonalyn is married and has two school-aged children. She makes a living by raising pigs in her backyard. She has been in this business for more than 3 years and earns about 5,000 PHP a month from her work.

In 2007, Jonalyn joined PMPC to gain access to financial services to help improve her life and ability to engage in business. She has successfully repaid seven previous loans from PMPC, and used each of them to buy piglets and feeds.

Jonalyn and her loan group are applying for a new loan of 14,900 PHP to buy additional piglets, feeds and construction materials for her business. She plans to use the additional revenue generated by her business to improve her family's living conditions.

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.

This is a Group Loan

In a group loan, each member of the group receives an individual loan but is part of a larger group of individuals. The group is there to provide support to the members and to provide a system of peer pressure, but groups may or may not be formally bound by a group guarantee. In cases where there is a group guarantee, members of the group are responsible for paying back the loans of their fellow group members in the case of delinquency or default.

Kiva's Field Partners typically feature one borrower from a group. The loan description, sector, and other attributes for a group loan profile are determined by the featured borrower's loan. The other members of the group are not required to use their loans for the same purpose.

About Philippines

  • $7,000
    Average annual income
  • 442
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $70,831,400
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 44.6
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Cumawas Group's $675 loan helped a member to purchase piglets, feeds and construction materials.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 22, 2010
Jan 18, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 15, 2011