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Carlos is 65 years old and lives in Butuay, Jimenez, Misamis Occidental. He is widowed with four children.

Carlos has a hollow block-making business and earns approximately 5,000 PHP each month doing this type of work. He has requested a loan of 20,000 PHP to be used to purchase construction materials for house repair.

Carlos has been a member of PMPC for almost two years. In the future, Carlos 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
  • 376
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $70,809,250
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 42.0
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Carlos to be used in purchasing construction materials for house repair.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 13, 2012
Jul 27, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 17, 2013