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Editha is a hardworking mother from Lopez Jaena. She is 51 years old and a businesswoman who makes copra. She buys whole coconuts for this. Editha has signed her membership with the cooperative to gain access to insurances and credit. She applied for a loan to buy whole coconuts for making copra. Editha hopes to succeed in this business to continuously provide for her family.

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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
  • 332
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  • $70,752,750
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Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,150 helped Editha to buy whole coconuts to make copra.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 16, 2014
Jun 10, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 25, 2015