Total loan: $275


Calamba - Baliangao, Misamis Occidental, Northern Mindanao, Philippines / Food

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A loan helped to buy additional stocks of basic commodities.

Mila's story

Mila is 66 years old, married and a resident of Landing, Baliangao, Philippines. Her husband is a manual laborer. They are blessed with 3 children. Because it is hard for them to survive if only her husband is working, she decided to engage herself in selling. She started a sari-sari (mini- grocery) store with a capital of 8,000 PHP. Their primary customers are their neighbors. She was able to manage it well, and able to finance the daily needs of her family with the help of Paglaum Cooperative, of which she became a member in April 2006. She was able to avail herself of three loans and repaid them religiously. Now, she applies for a loan of 20,000 PHP to finance the additional stocks of basic commodities for her sari-sari store. She is looking forward to expanding her sari-sari into a Mini-mart someday.