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Melecia is married with six children. Melecia is fifty years old and lives in Guipos, Zamboanga del Sur, Philippines.

Melecia is a farmer and grows corn crops to earn a living. She has been doing this for twenty years. She requested a of five thousand pesos to buy additional bags of farm inputs.

Melecia has been a member of PMPC for six years. In the future, Melecia hopes to harvest more corn crops.

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
  • $66,038,225
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 43.6
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $125 helped Melecia additional capital to buy farm inputs.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 22, 2013
Nov 20, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 18, 2014