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Benjamin is married and has two children. He is 42 years old and lives in Timan, Liloy, Zamboanga del Norte.

To earn a living, Benjamin has a merchandising business. He has had this business for six years. Each month, he earns approximately 15,000.

He is requesting a loan of 50,000 PHP to purchase construction materials such as sand and gravel. Benjamin has been a member of PMPC for two years.

In the future, Benjamin hopes to expand his business.

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
  • 406
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $70,831,400
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 43.2
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,175 helped Benjamin to purchase construction materials.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 6, 2011
Nov 20, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 15, 2012