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Jonathan is 52 years old and lives in Causwagan, Liloy, Zamboanga del Norte. He is married and has three children.

Jonathan buys and sells charcoal to earn a living and he has had this business for 10 years. Each month, he earns 10,000 PHP doing this type of work. He has requested a loan of 40,000 PHP in order to purchase more sacks of charcoal to sell and to deliver.

Jonathan has been a member of PMPC for two years. In the future, Jonathan 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
  • 329
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $66,024,575
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 40.7
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Jonathan to purchase more sacks of charcoal to sell and to deliver.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 21, 2013
Feb 28, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 17, 2014