A loan of $300 helped to purchase additional inventory and as working capital.


Arlene's story

Arlene A. is from the city of Dapitan. She is 37 years old. Arlene is married and has 2 school-aged children. To make a living, Arlene owns and operates a general store. The main source of income for the business comes from selling a variety of different products in the local community. Arlene has been engaged in her business for over 5 years and earns approximately 5,000 PHP a month for these activities.

In 2006, Arlene joined PMPC to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and ability to engage in business activities. Arlene has successfully repaid a previous loan of 14,000 PHP from PMPC. Arlene is requesting a new loan of 14,000 PHP which will be used to purchase additional inventory and as working capital. This will be the 7th loan taken out by Arlene 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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