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Merah is married with 2 children. She is 32 years old and lives in Poblacion, Sapang Dalaga.
Merah sells grocery items to earn a living and has had this business for 3 years. Each month, she earns PHP 7500 doing this work. She has requested a loan of PHP 20,000 to purchase housing materials needed to finish her house.
Merah has been a member of PMPC for almost a year.

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
  • 327
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  • $70,697,750
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 42.6
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $475 helped Merah to purchase plywood and pay for carpenters.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 28, 2011
Aug 27, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2013