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Leonor is thirty years old, married and has three young children. For the past seven years she has worked making pancit, or thin Filipino noodles. She earns approximately 30,000 PHP each month doing so.

Leonor has been a member of PMPC for a year. She has requested a 50,000 PHP loan to be used to buy additional flour, salt, oil and seasonings for her pancit business. She hopes to see her business continue to grow.

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
  • 373
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $66,137,075
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 43.7
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,150 helped Leonor to buy flour, salt, oil and seasonings for her pancit business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 1, 2014
Aug 25, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 19, 2015