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Chona is 40 years old and lives in Bontod, Larena, Siquijor, Philippines. She is married with four children.

Chona is running a new business of selling rice to earn a living. Each month, she earns PHP 3,500.00 doing this type of work. She has requested a loan for 15,000 to purchase more sacks of rice.

Chona has been a member of Paglaum Multi Purpose Cooperative for eleven months. In the future, Chona hopes to improve their living conditions and save money for her children's education.

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
  • 498
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $70,831,400
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 42.2
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $375 helped Chona to purchase more sacks of rice.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 10, 2011
Sep 9, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 15, 2012