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Geronica is from the village of Palilan, Jimenez, Misamis Occidental. She is 31 years old, married and has three school-aged children. To make a living, Geronica runs a business venture in the food sector selling fish. Her main source of income comes from selling fish in the local community.

Geronica has been engaged in her business for 10 years and earns approximately 2900 PHP a month for these activities. Geronica joined PMPC to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and ability to engage in business activities. She has successfully repaid a previous loan of 20,000 PHP from PMPC. This previous loan was used to purchase more fish to sell.

Geronica is requesting a new loan of 50,000 PHP with which will serve as financing in repairing her fishing boat for her fishing activity. This will be the 12th loan taken out by her from PMPC. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to improve/expand her business.

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
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  • $70,805,925
    Funds lent in using Kiva
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Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,175 helped Geronica to repair her fishing boat for fishing activity.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 31, 2011
Apr 26, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 16, 2012