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Lolita, a 45-year-old married mother of three adult-aged and three school-aged children, lives in Kinuman Sur, Ozamis City, Misamis Occidental. To earn a living, Lolita sells a variety of snacks and viands. In business for 10 years, she earns approximately PHP 100 each week.

Having joined PMPC this year, she is requesting this loan to purchase additional ingredients for her enterprise. In the future, Lolita hopes to save more money.

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
  • 347
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $65,952,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 41.1
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $75 helped Lolita to purchase additional ingredients for her snack and viand vending business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 23, 2012
Nov 22, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 26, 2013