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Melvin is 43 years old. He is very responsible with his household obligations since he has always been known to provide the best for his family. He currently lives with his wife and three children. He is a farmer who plants corn and coconuts.

Melvin wants to increase sales. Consequently, he has requested a loan that will enable him to purchase seeds, compost, and fertilizer, among other items, so that he can continue to put bread on the table in his home.

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
  • 343
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $70,667,525
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 44.2
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,025 helped Melvin to purchase seeds, compost, and fertilizer.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 18, 2013
Dec 18, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 23, 2014