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This hardworking micro-entrepreneur is named Natividad. At the age of 73, she is a hands-on businesswoman at her store at Talairon, Oroquieta.

Every month, she earns a promising income of PHP 9,000. Recently, she applied for a loan to purchase inventory of eggs to sell.

Natividad hopes to pass her business to her children.

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.


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  • $7,000
    Average annual income
  • 499
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $69,838,675
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 43.8
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $550 helped Natividad to purchase inventory of eggs to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 14, 2014
May 20, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 25, 2015