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Magelyn is 43 years old and married with two children. She works very hard to provide the needs of her family. She is an Avon cosmetics products distributor in the Philippines and because of insufficient capital, she is requesting a loan of PHP 10,000. She wants to buy additional stock of Avon products to sell like lipstick, pressed powder, lotion and perfumes. She has been in this business for five years and she is earning an income of PHP 4,000 monthly. According to Magelyn, she will do everything just to provide the needs of her family, especially to do her responsibility as a mother of her two kids in terms of education and daily needs. In the future, Magelyn would like to save more funds for their future needs and to alleviate her family from poverty.

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About Philippines

  • $7,000
    Average annual income
  • 317
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $70,648,200
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 43.1
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $250 helped Magelyn to buy lipstick, pressed powder, lotion and perfumes to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 13, 2011
Jul 16, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 17, 2011