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Helen is married with 1 child. Helen is 49 years old and lives in Tipan, Sinacaban.

Helen sells charcoal to earn a living and has had this business for 15 years. Each month she earns PHP 3,000 doing this type of work. She has requested a loan for PHP 30,000 to purchase additional charcoal to sell.

Helen has been a member of PMPC for 6 years. In the future, Helen hopes to save for future emergencies.

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
  • 457
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $69,767,475
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 41.2
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $750 helped Helen to purchase additional charcoal to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 30, 2013
May 23, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 20, 2014