A loan of $325 helped to purchase materials needed to provide service.

Jay's story

Jay B. is from the city of Oroquieta. He is 29 years old and single. To make a living, Jay owns and operates a barber shop. The primary--but not only--source of this business's income comes from providing hairdressing and beauty services to local community members. Jay has been engaged in this business for over 4 years and earns approximately 8000 Philippine pesos (or about $85 US) a month for these activities.

In 2008, Jay joined PMPC to gain access to financial services to help improve his living situation and his ability to engage in business activities. He has successfully repaid a previous loan from PMPC. Jay is requesting a new loan of 14950 pesos (or about $325) which will be used to purchase materials needed to provide service. This loan will be his second loan from PMPC. Jay plans to use the additional revenue generated from his business to improve the general living conditions his 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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