A loan of $450 helped to purchase fertilizers such as manure.

Arlyn's story

Arlyn N.'s main source of income comes from planting and harvesting a variety of vegetables to sell. She is 39 years old, married and has two school-age children. They are from the village of Puntod. Arlyn has been in her business for over 13 years and earns approximately 8,000 Philippine pesos (PHP) a month.

In 2005, Arlyn joined PMPC to gain access to financial services to help improve her living conditions and enable her to engage in business activities. Arlyn has successfully repaid a previous loan of 20,000 PHP from PMPC which was used to purchase seeds, seedlings and young plants to raise. Arlyn is requesting a new loan of 20,000 PHP which will be used to purchase fertilizers such as manure. This will be her 16th loan from PMPC. She plans to use the additional revenue from the business to improve the general living conditions of her family.

About PMPC:
Paglaum Multi-Purpose Cooperative (PMPC) is one of the most progressive cooperatives in northwestern Mindanao. It reaches out to the rural poor using the Grameen model.

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