A loan of $325 helped to purchase livestock feed & other supplies.

Pablita's story

Pablita G. is from the village of Bucana, Sicayab. She is 63 years old. Pablita is widowed and has 6 adult-aged children. To make a living, Pablita 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. Pablita has been engaged in her business for over 5 years with an approximate average monthly earnings of 2,500 PHP a month for these activities.

In 2006, Pablita joined PMPC to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and ability to engage in business activities. Pablita has successfully repaid a previous loan of 8,000 PHP from PMPC. This previous loan was used to purchase livestock feed & other supplies. Pablita is requesting a new loan of 14,900 PHP which will be used for the same purpose. This loan will be the 4th loan taken out by Pablita from PMPC. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to save as a reserve for future emergencies.

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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