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Total loan: $175


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Sindangan-Gusa, Calatunan, Sindangan, Zamboanga de, , Philippines / Food

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Juanita's story

Juanita R. is from the village of Gusa, Calatunan. She is 60 years old and married, with 4 children. To make a living, Juanita sells baked goods and ice candy. Juanita has been engaged in her business for more than 30 years and earns approximately 7,000 PHP a month for these activities. In 2007, Juanita joined PMPC to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and ability to engage in business activities. Juanita is requesting a new loan of 7,000 PHP, which will be used to add her capital. This loan will be the sixth loan Juanita has taken out from PMPC. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to improve her family's general living conditions. 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. *Note: To maximize efficiency and reduce costs, this loan was posted using a template to automate the translation by Kiva. Given that manual translation of entrepreneur profiles is costly, Kiva created this template for our Field Partner to allow them to continue to post loans in English while providing quality and accurate information to Kiva lenders.