A loan of $225 helped to invest in retailing business( Sari-Sari Store ).

Jessica's story

Jessica Y. is from the village of Centro Napu,Tudela,Misamis Occidental. She is 38 years old. Jessica is married and has 1 school-aged children. To make a living, Jessica owns & operates a business venture in the agriculture sector raising livestock. While not the only means for generating revenue, the main source of income for the business comes primarily from raising pigs for sale. Jessica has been engaged in her business for over 6 years and earns approximately 500.00 PHP a month for these activities.

In 2008, Jessica joined PMPC to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and ability to engage in business activities. Jessica has successfully repaid a previous loan of 10,000.00 PHP from PMPC. This previous loan was used to to purchase baby livestock to raise & sell in future. Jessica is requesting a new loan of 10000 PHP which will be used to invest in retailing business( Sari-Sari Store ). This loan will be the 9th loan taken out by Jessica from PMPC. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to improve the general living conditions of the borrower's 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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