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Merlyn is 39 years old and lives in Map-an, Panaon, Misamis Occidental. She is single with 2 children.
Merlyn has a hog fattening business and earns approximately PHP 3,000.00 each month doing this type of work. She has a requested a loan to be used in purchasing feeds for her hog fattening business.
Merlyn has been a member of PMPC for 3 years. In the future, Merlyn hopes to purchase additional piglets.

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
  • 460
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $69,645,400
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 42.9
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $350 helped Merlyn to be used in purchasing feeds for her hog fattening business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 18, 2012
May 17, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2013