A loan of $225 helped to purchase pig feed and other supplies.


Chona's story

Chona L. is from the village of Sibula. She is 41 years old, is married, and has seven school-aged children.

Chona owns and operates a business raising pigs for sale. She has been engaged in her business for over two years and earns approximately 3,000 PHP a month.

In 2008, Chona joined PMPC to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and her ability to engage in business activities. She has successfully repaid a previous loan of 7,000 PHP from PMPC. This previous loan was used to to invest in expanding her business.

Chona is requesting a new loan of 10,000 PHP which will be used to purchase pig feed and other supplies. This loan will be her 2nd 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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Loan details

Loan length:

12 months
Disbursed date: August 19, 2009
Facilitated by Field Partner: Paglaum Multi-Purpose Cooperative (PMPC)

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Loan details

Loan length:

12 months
Disbursed date: August 19, 2009
Facilitated by Field Partner: Paglaum Multi-Purpose Cooperative (PMPC)