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Avelina is 62 years old and lives in Sapang Ama. She is married and has seven children. Avelina is engaged in a nipa-palm-weaving business. She earns approximately 3500 PHP each month doing this type of work. She has requested a loan of 14,999 PHP to purchase nipa palm and rattan for her weaving business. Avelina has been a member of PMPC for 20 years.

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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
  • 342
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $65,913,675
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 43.2
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $350 helped Avelina to purchase nipa palm and rattan for her weaving business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 10, 2011
Oct 23, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 15, 2012