Total loan: $225


Dipolog-Dapitan City, Zamboanga Peninsula, Philippines / Agriculture

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A loan helped to purchase baby livestock to raise and sell in future.

Milafe's story

Milafe O. is from the city of Dapitan. She is 49 years old. Milafe is married and has 5 school-aged children. To make a living, Milafe owns and operates a business venture in the agriculture sector raising livestock. While not the only means for generating revenue, the main source of income for the business comes from raising pigs for sale. Milafe has been engaged in her business for over 3 years and earns approximately 2,000 PHP a month for these activities.

In 2007, Milafe joined PMPC to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and ability to engage in business activities. Milafe has successfully repaid a previous loan of 8,000 PHP from PMPC. This previous loan was used to to purchase baby livestock to raise and sell in future. Milafe is requesting a new loan of 10,000 PHP which will be used to purchase baby livestock to raise and sell in future. This loan will be the 5th loan taken out by Milafe from PMPC. She plans to use the additional revenue generated 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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