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Merlyn is 35 years old and lives in Carmen, Jimenez, Misamis Occidental. She is married and has two children.

Merlyn has a grocery store that sells groceries and other products. She has had this business for two years. She requested a loan of 25,000 PHP to purchase additional groceries to sell.

Merlyn has been a member of PMPC since this year. In the future, Merlyn hopes to expand her 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
  • 315
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $70,667,050
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 43.1
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Merlyn to purchase additional groceries to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
16 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 19, 2012
May 19, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 17, 2013