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Lowell is 30 years old and lives in Poblacion, Sinacaban, Misamis Occidental. He is married with no children.

Lowell is engaged in the copra (dried coconut meat) trading business and earns approximately 8,000.00 PHP (Philippines pesos) each month doing this type of work. He has a requested a loan to be used in purchasing additional coconuts and copra for his copra trading business.

Lowell has been a member of PMPC since just this year. In the future, Lowell hopes to expand his business.

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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
  • 459
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $69,741,450
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 41.3
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD
A loan of $1,225 helped Lowell to purchase additional coconuts and copra (dried coconut meat).
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 19, 2012
Oct 28, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 27, 2012