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Celestina is 48 years old and lives in Sta. Cruz, Jimenez, Misamis Occidental. She is married and has one child.

Celestina has a bakeshop that bakes and sells bread, cookies, and cakes. She has had this business for 12 years. She requested a loan of PHP 30,000 to purchase flour and baking ingredients.

Celestina has been a member of PMPC for three years. In the future, she hopes to expand her business to other places.

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
  • 334
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $70,633,225
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 42.7
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $725 helped Celestina to purchase additional flour and baking ingredients.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 23, 2012
Apr 21, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 18, 2013