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General StorePhilippinesJoselito signed up for his membership with PMPC and obtained the needed capital to start a sari-sari store business. He is thankful for the capital that was extended to a s...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesNeciforo is 59 years old and lives in Butuay, Jimenez, Misamis Occidental. A widowed father of an adult-aged child, he has had a motorcycle transport service for 20 years a...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesEduardo is 34 years old, married, and a resident of Bagacay, Larena, Siquijor. He earns a living through a sari-sari (general) store. Eduardo has been a member of PMPC f...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesMario has been operating his own retail store for more than four years and he earns well from this. He works hard with his business in order to make a living. To improv...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesMelecio previously accessed an 40,000 PHP loan that he utilized to purchase more quantities and varieties of grocery items, toiletries and beverages needed in his business....Read their story >
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