A loan of $125 helped for inventory & working capital.

Elsa's story

Elsa G. is from the town of Roxas. She is 47 years old. Elsa is married and has 3 school-aged children. To make a living, Elsa owns & operates a restaurant. While not the only means for generating revenue, the main source of income for the business comes from serving a variety of different meals to customers in the local community. Elsa has been engaged in her business for over 8 years and earns approximately 7,000 Philippine pesos (about $146 US) a month from these activities.

In 2007, Elsa joined PMPC to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and ability to engage in business activities. Elsa has successfully repaid a previous loan of 3,000 pesos from PMPC. This previous loan was used to to purchase food & drinks for the restaurant. Elsa is requesting a new loan of 5,000 pesos which will be used to purchase additional inventory & working capital. This loan will be the 5th loan taken out by Elsa 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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