A loan of $325 helped to purchase additional products to sell.

Mamelita's story

Mamelita C. is from the village of Mohon. She is 57 years old, is married, and has eight adult children.

Mamelita owns and operates a "sari-sari" or general store, selling a variety of different products in the local community. She has been engaged in her business for over four years and earns approximately 5,000 PHP a month.

In 2005, Mamelita 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 from PMPC.

Mamelita is requesting a new loan of 14,900 PHP which will be used to purchase additional products to sell. This loan will be her 4th 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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