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Meriam is 37 years old and lives in Sinara Bajo, Jimenez, Misamis Occidental. She is married and has three children.

Meriam has a store where she sells groceries and other consumable products, and she earns approximately PHP 1,500 each month doing this type of work.

She has requested a loan to be used in purchasing groceries and other consumable products for her business.

Meriam has been a member of PMPC for one year. In the future, Meriam 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
  • 454
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $69,701,375
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 41.1
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Meriam to purchase groceries and other consumable products.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 13, 2012
Nov 23, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 17, 2014