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Lolita is 34 years old, and she is married with four children. She lives in Baybay, Bonifacio, in the Misamis Occidental province of the Philippines.

Lolita is a farmer and she has been growing rice to earn a living for eight years. She has requested a loan amount of 14,000.00 Philippine pesos to buy fertilizer for her rice fields.

Lolita has been a member of PMPC for three years. In the future, she hopes to improve her living condition by becoming the rice distributor for the entire municipality.

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
  • 340
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $70,737,375
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 44.4
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $325 helped Lolita to buy fertilizer for her rice fields.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 24, 2013
Aug 29, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 17, 2014