A loan of $325 helped to purchase additional inventory and as working capital.

Excequie's story

Excequie B. is from the village of Panalsalan. She is 47 years old. Excequie is married and has 5 school-aged children. To make a living, Excequie owns and operates a furniture-making business. While not the only means for generating revenue, the main source of income for the business comes from making and selling general household furniture to local businesses and community members. Excequie has been engaged in her business for over 5 years and earns approximately 5,000 PHP a month for these activities.

In 2004, Excequie joined PMPC to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and ability to engage in business activities. Excequie has successfully repaid a previous loan of 10,000 PHP from PMPC. This previous loan was used to to purchase raw materials to make additional furniture. Excequie is requesting a new loan of 15,000 PHP which will be used to purchase additional inventory and as working capital. This will be the 10th loan taken out by Excequie 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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