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Patricia, a 60-year-old married mother of six, lives in Matugas Bajo, Jimenez, Misamis Occidental where she has a “tilapia’” fish culture and vending business, earning approximately PHP 3,000.00 each month. A member of PMPC for five years, she is requesting a loan of PHP 10000 to purchase feeds for her tilapia culture activity.

In the future, Patricia hopes to introduce her tilapia fish to other areas.

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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
  • 303
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  • $70,616,725
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 42.2
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $250 helped Patricia to purchase feeds for her tilapia culture.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
9 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 20, 2012
Jun 19, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 15, 2013